• Short Summary

    The ancient walls of the Colosseum and rows of modern motor cars present a striking contrast for one of the city's more unusual religious events.

  • Description

    The ancient walls of the Colosseum and rows of modern motor cars present a striking contrast for one of the city's more unusual religious events. Rome's patron saint of motorists is Saint Francesca and a day is set aside for cars, trucks and motor-cycles to receive their benediction from the vice-regent of Rome, Bishop Luigi Traglia. Large limousines, small runabouts - all receive the blessing; a blessing which such surely carry the prayer that they will serve man's comforts and needs and not main or destroy life on the busy roads of modern Rome.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4QA6LO0UBDT5GBMAFX4FARPQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QA6LO0UBDT5GBMAFX4FARPQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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