• Short Summary

    AT THE VATICAN CITY, THE MICHELANGELO STATUE OF THE PIETA HAS BEEN PACKED WITH ELABORATE AMERICAN-STYLE PRECAUTIONS FOR SHIPMENT TO THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR.

  • Description

    AT THE VATICAN CITY, THE MICHELANGELO STATUE OF THE PIETA HAS BEEN PACKED WITH ELABORATE AMERICAN-STYLE PRECAUTIONS FOR SHIPMENT TO THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR.

    BARRELS OF FINE FOAM PLASTIC HAVE BEEN POURED INTO THE INNER CASE THAT WAS BUILT THIS WEEK AROUND THE STATUE. MR EDWARD M. KINNEY, HEAD OF THE AMERICAN PACKING TEAM, SAYS THE PLASTIC AFFORDS EIGHT TIMES AS MUCH SAFETY AS THE WOOD SHAVINGS ON WHICH VATICAN EXPERTS HAD AT FIRST INSISTED.

    LATER THE CASE WAS WHEELED OUT OF ST. PETER'S TO THE PORCH OF THE BASILICA, WHERE IT WAS COVERED WITH A LAYER OF FIRE-PROOF ASBESTOS AND PLACED INTO AN AMERICAN-MADE, AIR-TIGHT AND UNSINKABLE STEEL CASE.

    THE LEFT HAND OF THE MARBLE VIRGIN MARY IS WRAPPED WITH SURGICAL ELASTIC AND COTTON BANDAGES IN THE SAME WAY A SURGEON WOULD TREAT AN INJURED HUMAN HAND.

    THE STEEL CASE, HAS RED CORNERS AND THE INSCRIPTION, "FROM HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI TO HIS EMINENCE FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN, VATICAN PAVILION, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR". NOW CUSHIONED AGAINST SHOCKS AND INSURED FOR SIX MILLIONS DOLLARS, IT IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE FOR NAPLES TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND WILL SAIL FOR NEW YORK IN THE ITALIAN LINER CRISTOFORD COLOMBO ON SUNDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QVA3Q15G0TRC46JMKD0EII2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QVA3Q15G0TRC46JMKD0EII2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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