• Short Summary

    On of the many important dates on the Vatican calendar in February 2nd - the day dedicated to the "Purification of the Virgin Mary".

  • Description

    1.
    LV. SHOT OF CLOCK ON BUILDING IN VATICAN CITY.


    2.
    Angles. FIGURES ON BUILDING.


    3.
    LV. CLERGY CARRYING CANDLES.


    4.
    SV. DITTO.


    5.
    SV. CLERGY HOLDING CANDLES.


    6.
    LV. TOWARDS CLERGY HOLDING CANDLES.


    7.
    SV. MEN WITH STOCK OF VARIOUS CANDLES.


    8.
    SV. PILE OF CANDLES.


    9.
    CU. DITTO.


    10.
    SV. THREE CLERGY HOLDING CANDLES.


    11.
    SCU. DITTO


    12.
    LV. POPE SEATED BLESSING CANDLES.


    13.
    Side V. PRIESTS LINED UP pan OVER TO POPE.


    14.
    SV. POPE BLESSING CANDLES.


    15.
    LV. DITTO.


    16.
    GV. DITTO.


    17.
    LV. LITTLE BOY KISSES POPE'S HAND. MAN DOES LIKEWISE.


    18.
    GV. LINED NUMBER OF CLERGY WITH CANDLES IN CONGREGATION.


    19.
    LV. POPE GIVES BLESSING.




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    Background: On of the many important dates on the Vatican calendar in February 2nd - the day dedicated to the "Purification of the Virgin Mary".

    This festival was first instituted by Pope Gelasio 1 in 492 and this year the annual ceremony took place in the Hall of the Concistere - the hall in which the Cardinals gather when it is necessary to elect a new Pope.

    During the ceremony a number of magnificent candles - each decorated with armorial bearings and exquisite miniatures - are presented to the Pope by representatives by a number of different religious orders.

    The representatives go up to the Pope, offer their candles, kiss the Holy Father's hand and then retire to the side.

    The candles, which are then blessed by the Pope, are distributed to various churches and private citizens who have asked to the given one of the candles.

    The private requests are usually made by people who like to keep the candles and light them whenever they are in dire need of heavenly help.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2OADPXJIW2Z72X9Z1A4CAPWO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OADPXJIW2Z72X9Z1A4CAPWO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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