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  • Paris, France
    Friday Oct 6, 1978

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Visit to Paris

    Paris, France
    Friday Oct 6, 1978

    By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Château, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.




  • Vatican City, Italy
    Sunday Oct 22, 1978

    Pope John Paul II

    A Pope

    Vatican City, Italy
    Sunday Oct 22, 1978

    John Paul II dispensed with the traditional Papal coronation and instead received ecclesiastical investiture with a simplified Papal inauguration on 22 October 1978. During his inauguration, when the cardinals were to kneel before him to take their vows and kiss his ring, he stood up as the Polish prelate Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński knelt down, stopped him from kissing the ring, and simply hugged him.




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