• Short Summary

    ISRAEL: JERUSALEM & JORDAN: BETHLEHEM

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MADE THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FROM JERUSALEM TO THE MANGER GROTTO IN BETHLEHEM ON DECEMBER 24, AT THE START OF THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS. MONSIGNOR GIACOMO BELTRITTI WAS DUE TO CONDUCT MIDNIGHT MASS IN THE TOWN OF CHRIST'S BIRTH. TEN CHOIRS FROM THE UNITED STATES, BELGIUM FRANCE, ITALY AND ISRAEL GATHERED TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS BEFORE THE MASS AND BUS LOADS OF CHRISTMAS PILGRIMS CONVERGED ON THE TOWN TO VISIT THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS. THE AUTHORITIES SAID THEY EXPECTED UP TO 25,000 VISITORS TO THE TOWN, WHICH HAS BEEN OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL SINCE THE 1967 MIDDLE EAST WAR. ISRAELI TROOPS AND POLICE WERE DEPLOYED AROUND THE TOWN TO PROTECT THE PILGRIMS, WITH OBSERVATION POSTS SET UP ON ROOFTOPS. OVERLOOKING MANGER SQUARE.

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  • Description

    SV GUARDS
    SV CROWD
    SV GUARDS
    CU CHURCH
    SV PATRIARCH LEAVES HIS CHURCH
    PARADE
    CROWD
    PRIEST
    PARADE
    CHRISTMAS TREE
    CROWD
    Initials


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    Background: ISRAEL: JERUSALEM & JORDAN: BETHLEHEM

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MADE THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FROM JERUSALEM TO THE MANGER GROTTO IN BETHLEHEM ON DECEMBER 24, AT THE START OF THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS. MONSIGNOR GIACOMO BELTRITTI WAS DUE TO CONDUCT MIDNIGHT MASS IN THE TOWN OF CHRIST'S BIRTH. TEN CHOIRS FROM THE UNITED STATES, BELGIUM FRANCE, ITALY AND ISRAEL GATHERED TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS BEFORE THE MASS AND BUS LOADS OF CHRISTMAS PILGRIMS CONVERGED ON THE TOWN TO VISIT THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS. THE AUTHORITIES SAID THEY EXPECTED UP TO 25,000 VISITORS TO THE TOWN, WHICH HAS BEEN OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL SINCE THE 1967 MIDDLE EAST WAR. ISRAELI TROOPS AND POLICE WERE DEPLOYED AROUND THE TOWN TO PROTECT THE PILGRIMS, WITH OBSERVATION POSTS SET UP ON ROOFTOPS. OVERLOOKING MANGER SQUARE.

    Source: Source to be verified

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAKX5LZT5HZBJRTSJ7VOE4ZOS
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKX5LZT5HZBJRTSJ7VOE4ZOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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