• Short Summary

    ST. PETER'S BASILICA IN THE VATICAN....ON WEDNESDAY, WORKMEN BEGAN THE COMPLEX TASK OF LIFTING A?

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    ST. PETER'S BASILICA IN THE VATICAN....ON WEDNESDAY, WORKMEN BEGAN THE COMPLEX TASK OF LIFTING A PAIR OF NEW DOORS -- WEIGHING MORE THAN EIGHT TONS -- INTO POSITION AT ONE OF THE GREAT CATHEDRAL'S ENTRANCES.

    THE DOORS WHICH ARE TWENTY FEET HIGH -- ARE CAST IN SOLID BRONZE. THEY ARE THE WORK OF THE ITALIAN SCULPTOR GIACOMO MANZU. HE WON THE COMMISSION IN A COMPETITION HELD AMONG ITALY'S LEADING DESIGNERS.

    THE DOORS HAVE TEN PANELS, MOST OF WHICH DEPICT SCENES OF DEATH. THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL THEME FOR DOORS IN ST. PETERS.

    SLOWLY THE GREAT DOORS ARE LIFTED. THE FINE RELIEF PANELS ARE COVERED UNTIL THEY ARE IN POSITION.

    TWO OF THE LARGEST PANELS FEATURE THE LATE POPE JOHN. ONE SHOWS THE BISHOPS WITH HIM AT THE OPENING OF THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL. THE OTHER IS A RELIEF OF HIM WITH CARDINAL RUGAMBWA, A NEGRO HE MADE A CARDINAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BO0L8KLRXDB72UB31OLY4HS5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BO0L8KLRXDB72UB31OLY4HS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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