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    Catholic Service - 1925.

    Location of events unknown.

    Roman Catholic mass held outdoors in a courtyard; w/ large church on one side; residential buildings on other sides. A structure at one end of park; w/ steps leading up to a platform w/ roof & 3 walls; like proscenium stage; facing this in seats below; a large crowd. Includes many Boy Scouts (though they are not the majority).

    Procession of church officials through the crowd carrying large ornate cross and other ritual objects. They ascend steps; 1 official has very long robe carried by another priest behind him. He kneels at altar w/ robe draping down steps; before taking a seat on the platform. Various shots; w/ some CUs; of priests on platform performing rites. Then a procession down the steps from the platform and back through the crowd; carrying cross; etc. Closer shot of priests walking along making sign of cross in the air; as people on the sides cross themselves.

    Shot in the dark of lit up cross and arch of lights over it - this is actually from a round tower w/ lights around it and a lighted cross in a window; probably part of the church.

    Daylight shot from above and in back looking over park. Shot of church building on rt.; then pan back over park. More shots from this high position.


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    British Pathé
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    01:03:38:00 / 01:13:28:00
    ON 329 B
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