Pope In Geneva - First Roman Catholic Leader… 1969

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    Pope Paul VI in Geneva, Switzerland - First Roman Catholic Leader to visit for four centuries.

    C/U Pope standing at top of steps of his plane waving. He starts to descend and is greeted by dignitaries. M/S press photographers and reporters. L/S Pope surrounded by crowds.

    Pan down municipal building. M/S crowds watching. Top shot Pope entering building. C/U guard wearing cocked hat. Interior shot of Pope receiving gift an ornamented crucifix. C/U figurehead of Christ which the Pope presents to Geneva. C/U Pope signing book. C/U signature in book.

    L/S crowds assembled for Mass in park. Panning shot as Pope walking to outdoor altar. C/U people in crowd. M/S Pope at altar, he kisses the altar. C/U Papal guards. L/S crowds. L/S Pope at altar gives blessing. L/S massed crowds.

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    01:04:10:00 / 01:05:36:00
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  • The Pope's visit to Geneva, seen here, took place on 10 June 1969.

    "crowds assembled for Mass in park" - its the Parc de la Grange.

    jamied 22nd May 2012
  • More footage of the Pope's visit to Geneva can be seen in clip 2211.07.

    jamied 22nd May 2012

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