• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) GAVE THE FIRST SOLEMN BLESSING - TO THE CITY OF ROME AND THE WORLD - OF HIS REIGN FROM THE CENTRAL BALCONY HIGH UP ON THE FACADE OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA IN THE VATICAN.

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    POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) GAVE THE FIRST SOLEMN BLESSING - TO THE CITY OF ROME AND THE WORLD - OF HIS REIGN FROM THE CENTRAL BALCONY HIGH UP ON THE FACADE OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA IN THE VATICAN.

    AN ESTIMATED 100,000 PEOPLE APPLAUDED THE PONTIFF, WHO WORE THE GEM-STUDDED SILVER AND GOLD CORONATION TRIPLE CROWN ON HIS HEAD. THE POPE SAID CHRISTMAS WAS THE FEAST OF PEACE WITH GOD.

    THE CEREMONY WAS RELAYED TO MILLIONS OF HOMES IN EUROPE BY TELEVISION.

    EARLIER, POPE PAUL CELEBRATED MASS IN A WORKERS' DISTRICT, PRAYED AT THE BEDSIDE OF A WOMAN BEDRIDDEN FOR 15 YEARS AND CHATTED WITH CRIPPLED CHILDREN.

    FILM SHOWS THE POPE AT THE WORKERS' CHURCH IN PIETRALATA, RECEIVING GIFTS FROM HIS CONGREGATION, RIDING IN A MOTOR CAR, MIXING WITH SPECTATORS AND IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACA3TX02U3FMZVS9LC5JCB7YZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVACA3TX02U3FMZVS9LC5JCB7YZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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