The College of Cardinals meets at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City to elect the successor to Pope John XXIII.
Vatican City Rome Italy Date:1963, June 17 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
The Papal conclave of 1963. Aerial view of the Vatican City. Preparation for the conclave underway. A trailer towed by a truck enters a square. Furniture is unloaded from the trailer. A man carries a mattress. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel. Frescoes by Michaelangelo in the Chapel. Men prepare for the meet The Chapel is carpeted. The traditional stove in which the ballots would be burned. The College of Cardinals meets to elect the 262nd Pontiff, the successor to Pope John XXIII.
The cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel. An African Cardinal. Cardinal Francis Spellman from New York. Cardinal Richard Cushing from Boston. Photographers click pictures.
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