2016-06-20 17:49:00

Pope Paul VI at the helm in choppy waters

(Vatican Radio ) Blessed Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini was elected as Successor of Peter on the 21st June 1963. Gone down in history as the Pope who inherited a council some say he would never have  called, he was not always fully understood. In fact this first pilgrim pope was described at the time as a man full of contradictions, bafflling yet brilliant, austere yet personable, enigmatic yet firm in his authority.

Join Veronica Scarisbrick as she steps back in time to bring you the testimonies of some of those who lived through that era and personally knew Paul VI, as well as Vatican Radio archive sound...

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