• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY (SUNDAY), CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS HAVE BEEN OBSERVING PALM SUNDAY - THE SUNDAY PRECEDING GOOD FRIDAY.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY (SUNDAY), CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS HAVE BEEN OBSERVING PALM SUNDAY - THE SUNDAY PRECEDING GOOD FRIDAY. IN ROME, POPE PAUL WENT TO ST. PAUL'S BASILICA FOR THE TRADITIONAL PALM SUNDAY CEREMONY.

    ESCORTED BY SEVENTEEN CARDINALS AND MEMBERS OF HIS COURT, THE POPE WAS CARRIED INTO THE CATHEDRAL ON A PALANQUIN. FROM A SPECIALLY ERECTED THRONE HE DELIVERED A SHORT ADDRESS TO THE CONGREGATION, AND THEN BLESSED PALM LEAVES AND OLIVE BRANCHES - SYMBOLS OF PEACE- FIRST WITH HOLY WATER, AND THEN WITH INCENSE.

    THIS CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY THE TRADITIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF PALM FRONDS TO ALL THE CONGREGATION - A CUSTOM THAT HAS BEEN DUPLICATED IN THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD TODAY.

    MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE THE BASILICA, LARGE CROWDS GATHERED TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE POPE AND TO BUY THEIR PALM FRONDS FROM THE NUMEROUS PALM VENDORS SCATTERED AROUND THE SQUARE.

    THE POPE RETURNED TO THE VATICAN CITY - BUT LATER APPEARED AT HIS STUDY WINDOW TO GIVE HIS BLESSING TO A CROWD OF NEARLY TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE SQUARE BELOW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6U00KSBXO8R90WAQJFSBLUKNA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6U00KSBXO8R90WAQJFSBLUKNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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