• Short Summary

    President de Gaulle - towards the end of his visit to Italy - was received in audience by the Pope, June 27.

  • Description

    President de Gaulle - towards the end of his visit to Italy - was received in audience by the Pope, June 27. The Vatican accorded him honours normally reserved for a reigning sovereign, and the Vatican paper, 'Osservatore Romano' claimed that Charlemagne was the nearest parallel with de Gaulle.

    At a service in St. John Lateran, June 58, General de Gaulle was to occupy the stall once reserved for the Kings of France as members of the cathedral chapter.

    During the audience with the Pope, in the little throne room o the Vatican Palace, gifts were exchanged, the President paying homage as the representative of the country described as "the eldest daughter of the church".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KBMAKL0BJF8Y2XE5HOCL364H
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KBMAKL0BJF8Y2XE5HOCL364H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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