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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations unknown or unclear.

    Rome, Italy - 1947.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/75 - POPE SPEAKS.

    L/S of Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Pacelli) being borne on a palanquin above the heads of the crowd. General elevated shot of part of Rome. Elevated view of people with banners / flags / placards proceeding to the ceremony at St Peter's Square. General elevated shots of crowds converging on the square. M/S of a plane flying overhead.

    Shots of spires against the sky. M/S of crowds waving handkerchiefs in front of St Peter's panning up to the dome. L/S of the pope at the top of St Peters steps addressing the crowd.

    General shots of Rome and crowds making their way to the square. M/S of St Peters' silhouetted against the evening sky. A plane flies overhead and drops clusters of something - flowers? - to the people below. More shots of the Pope being borne on a palanquin above the heads of the crowd.

    Dark shots of the Pope addressing the crowd and clergymen standing by. The Pope conducts a service, looks like Catholic Mass.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:08:00 / 01:51:43:00
    UN 1812 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1812 B
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

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