• Short Summary

    ITALIANS ENJOYED A PUBLIC HOLIDAY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO MARK THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY.

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    ITALIANS ENJOYED A PUBLIC HOLIDAY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO MARK THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY. IN ROME, AT A CEREMONY IN SPAIN SQUARE, POPE PAUL LAID FLOWERS AT THE STATUE OF THE VIRGIN.

    PART OF THE CITY CENTRE WAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC SO THAT FLOWERS COULD BE LAID IN QUIET AT THE BASE OF THE STATUE OF THE MADONNA. TRAFFIC JAMS AROUND THE SQUARE WERE IMMENSE. THE STATUE, PLACED THERE IN THE LAST CENTURY, RECALLS PRONOUNCEMENTS OF THE DOGMA ON THE VIRGIN.

    AS THE FIRST OF THESE FLOWER OFFERINGS, A MEMBER OF THE ROME FIRE BRIGADE CLIMBED UP THE LADDER ON A FIR ENGINE AND PLACED A BUNCH OF WHITE CARNATIONS IN THE VIRGIN'S ARMS. THE POPE VISITED THE SQUARE LATER IN THE DAY AND BLESSED A LARGE CROWD. AFTER KNEELING AT THE STATUE, THE POPE LAID A FLORAL TRIBUTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I9KTRORG3PKWO136ZEFNPP64
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I9KTRORG3PKWO136ZEFNPP64
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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