• Short Summary

    The strains of the German national anthem played by the Palatine Bend echoed over the San Damasco Square in the Vatican on Wednesday, November 27, when the West German President, Herr Heuss paid an official visit to the Pope.

  • Description

    The strains of the German national anthem played by the Palatine Bend echoed over the San Damasco Square in the Vatican on Wednesday, November 27, when the West German President, Herr Heuss paid an official visit to the Pope.

    Before entering the main building, the head of the West German Federal Republic inspected units of the Vatican armed forces who had paraded in his honour.

    On arrival, the German leader was welcomed by Foriera Maggiore, Commander of the Sacred Palaces; Mons Callori di Vignale, the Chamber Master; Mons Nardone, Secretary of the Ceremonial Congregation; and numerous other Vatican personalities.

    Joined by the West German Foreign Minister, Herr Von Brentano, the Federal President walked through the famous Vatican Halls until he arrived at the Pope' official apartments.

    Here he was received by His Holiness who was wearing a red rocchetto and mozzetta (cape and small head cover) bordered in ermine - symbol of his supreme spiritual power.

    After a private meeting lasting for over half an hour, Herr Heuss presented various members of his Rome staff to the Pope.

    The West German President also gave the Pope an ancient klavier (piano) as a gift from West Germany.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9VY2V9APJ2CQ1LO3JQDT9EOP5
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VY2V9APJ2CQ1LO3JQDT9EOP5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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