Pope Johannes 13 gave an audition on the morning of the 1st Dec to Reza Pahvlevi, Shah of Iran - the first audition the present Pope has granted to a ruling monarch.
GV. VATICAN CITY.
SCU. VATICAN GUARD.
SV. SHAH OUT OF CAR AND IS GREETED BY CHURCH PRELATES.
SV. SHAH WALKS TOWARDS AND SALUTES GUARD.
GV. SHAH INSPECTING VATICAN GUARD.
SCU. GUARD WITH FLAG.
LV. SHAH WALKS ACROSS SQUARE AND ENTER THE PONTIFF'S PRIVATE APARTMENT.
SCU. PAPAL GUARD.
LV. INT SHAH AND PARTY UPSTAIRS.
SV. SHAH AND PARTY WALKING THROUGH CORRIDOR.
SV.PAN PARTY ENTERING SMALL THRONE ROOM.
BACK V. DITTO.
SCU. SHAH TALKING TO POPE JOHN, POPE PRESENTING GIFTS.
SV. SHAH AND POPE.
SV.PAN FROM SHAH AND POPE TO V.I.Ps.
SCU. SHAH AND POPE WALK TO DOOR.
CU. SHAH AND POPE SHAKING HANDS.
SV. POPE RETURNS TO HIS PRIVATE ROOM.
SV. SHAH WALKING THROUGH CORRIDOR.
SCU. GUARDS PRESENT ARMS.
LV. SHAH AND PARTY COMING OUT OF BUILDING
SCU. SHAH SALUTING IN GROUP.
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Background: Pope Johannes 13 gave an audition on the morning of the 1st Dec to Reza Pahvlevi, Shah of Iran - the first audition the present Pope has granted to a ruling monarch.
Visnews cameras were in San Damasco Square in Vatican City as the Shah stepped from his car, was received by High church Prelates, reviewed the honour guard of the Swiss Palatinate Guard and the Vatican Gendarmerie, and passed through 'balconies' decorated with Raphael's timeless frescoes to the Pontiff's private apartments.
The Pope delivered a welcome speech (in French), Reza Pahvlevi replied (language unknown), gifts were exchanged, and the half-hot audition was over.
Whilst in Italy the Shah has taken up residence at the Quirinal, the Royal Palace.