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    Titles read: "ROME - POPE BLESSES 4,000 SICK".

    Rome, Italy.

    At St Peter's Square we see various shots of crowds of sick and injured people gathering for a blessing from Pope John XXIII (Cardinal Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli) on the feast of St Joseph. The people make their way into St Peter's Basilica. A disabled woman is helped off a truck. Stretchers are unloaded from ambulances.

    Inside the Basilica we see various shots of people lying on stretchers and sitting in wheelchairs. A woman on a stretcher with a bandaged head. Pope John is carried towards camera on a kind of sedan chair throne. A man on a stretcher is carried up to Pope John and receives a blessing. The Pope walks over to a man on a stretcher. He pats him on the head and talks to him.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    49833
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1553.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:21:00 / 01:42:17:00
    Canister:
    59/25
    Sort Number:
    59/025
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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