• Short Summary

    LIFE IN THE NORTHERN ITALIAN VILLAGE OF SOTTO IL MONTE, BIRTHPLACE OF POPE JOHN, HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL AS VILLAGERS ANXIOUSLY AWAIT NEWS OF THE CRITICALLY-ILL PONTIFF.

  • Description

    1.
    GV VILLAGE OF SOTTO IL MONTE
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    2.
    LV VILLAGE STREET
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    3.
    LV ANOTHER STREET
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    4.
    LV NAME OF VILLAGE
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    5.
    CU NAME "SOTTO IL MONTE"
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    6.
    LV TO SV PAN.. HOUSE WHERE POPE BORN, PAN DOWN TO REPORTERS OUTSIDE
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    7.
    SV PAN POPE'S BROTHERS WALK IN COURTYARD
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    8.
    CU PAN BROTHERS
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    9.
    GV LIVING ROOM IN HOUSE
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    10.
    CU PICTURE OF POPE ON WALL
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    11.
    CU PICTURE OF POPE'S MOTHER
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    12.
    CU PICTURE OF POPE'S FATHER
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    13.
    LV POPE'S BROTHER (2ND LEFT) WELCOMES PRIEST AND VILLAGERS
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    14.
    CU TO SV PAN.. BUST OF POPE IN ROOM, PAN TO VILLAGERS PRAYING
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    Initials PGR/V/WS/EEH


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD 3956 MAY 30 - POPE RALLIES; PROD 3976 MAY 31 - POPE'S DOCTOR LEAVES FOR HOME; PROD 3987 MAY 31 - POPE NEAR DEATH.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LIFE IN THE NORTHERN ITALIAN VILLAGE OF SOTTO IL MONTE, BIRTHPLACE OF POPE JOHN, HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL AS VILLAGERS ANXIOUSLY AWAIT NEWS OF THE CRITICALLY-ILL PONTIFF. THE POPE WAS BORN IN SOTTO IL MONTE 81 YEARS AGO, SON OF A PEASANT FAMILY OF HUMBLE ORIGIN.

    TODAY (FRIDAY), AS THE POPE WAS REPORTED TO BE ON THE THRESHOLD OF DEATH, REPORTERS MINGLED WITH GRAVE-FACED VILLAGERS OUTSIDE THE FAMILY HOUSE, LISTENING TO RADIO BULLETINS ON POPE JOHN'S CONDITION.

    INSIDE THE MODEST HOUSE, THE LIVING ROOM AND FURNITURE ARE MUCH THE SAME AS WHEN HIS HOLINESS WAS A BOY. ON THE WALLS ARE PICTURES OF THE POPE AND HIS PARENTS.

    TWO OF POPE JOHN'S BROTHERS WERE FILMED AT THE HOUSE SHORTLY BEFORE THEY LEFT HURRIEDLY WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY FOR ROME TODAY TO BE AT THE POPE'S BESIDE. MEANWHILE, THE VILLAGERS, LIKE CATHOLICS THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, ARE OFFERING FERVENT PRAYERS AS THE POPE HOVERS ON THE BRINK OF DEATH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAARYUO3W9QN0QF40Q4ER5VE6VS
    Media URN:
    VLVAARYUO3W9QN0QF40Q4ER5VE6VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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