• Short Summary

    POPE JOHN XXIII LEFT THE VATICAN BY TRAIN ON OCT 4 TO BEGIN A PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF THE MADONNA OF LORETO AND THE TOMB OF ST.

  • Description

    POPE JOHN XXIII LEFT THE VATICAN BY TRAIN ON OCT 4 TO BEGIN A PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF THE MADONNA OF LORETO AND THE TOMB OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 99 YEARS A PONTIFF OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CHOSE THIS MEANS OF TRANSPORT. THE LAST TIME WAS IN 1863, WHEN POPE PIUS IX TOOK THE PAPAL TRAIN TO VELLETRI TO INAUGURATE A NEW RAILWAY.

    POPE JOHN USED THE ITALIAN PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN OF SEVEN COACHES, PUT AT HIS DISPOSAL BY THE STATE. HE WAS TO COVER A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 750 KILOMETRES IN ONE DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZPOI1HB0D7J1OGJE58BONACG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZPOI1HB0D7J1OGJE58BONACG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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