Inauguration of Pope John Paul II, 1978

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Catholic Sovereigns, including King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophie of Spain (wearing the Order of Charles III), Grand Duke John and Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg (in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau), Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco (wearing the Order of Saint-Charles) and Princess Gina of Liechtenstein (in the Order of Merit of the Principality of Liechtenstein),witness the Inauguration of Pope John Paul II outside St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on this day in 1978, just weeks after attending the Funeral of Pope Paul VI, 1978.


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