• Short Summary

    EACH YEAR, PILGRIMS FROM FAR AND WIDE, DESCEND ON THE MECCA OF CHRISTIANITY TO CELEBRATE HIGH MASS AT THE HOUR OF CHRIST'S BIRTH.

  • Description

    EACH YEAR, PILGRIMS FROM FAR AND WIDE, DESCEND ON THE MECCA OF CHRISTIANITY TO CELEBRATE HIGH MASS AT THE HOUR OF CHRIST'S BIRTH.

    BUT TO DO SO, THEY MUST CROSS A FRONTIER - OPENED AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL FOR THE OCCASION. THE FRONTIER POST IS THE MANDELBAUM GATE IN JERUSALEM, THE CITY DIVIDED BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL.

    TENTS MARK THE PILGRIMS' WAY TO THE GATE, ISRAELI GUARDS ONE SIDE, JORDANIAN GUARDS ON THE OTHER SIDE, MARK THE DIVISION OF TWO COUNTRIES.

    THE WAY GOES ON, OVER JORDANIAN SOIL ... TO BETHLEHEM WHERE THE PILGRIMS WORSHIP AT THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY, WITH ITS NOTED THREE BELL TOWERS, BUILT AD330.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPGCYEBMT6CO6DU4115BR474W
    Media URN:
    VLVABPGCYEBMT6CO6DU4115BR474W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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