• Short Summary

    IN ITALY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WAS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK THE FEAST DAY OF THE MADONNA.

  • Description

    IN ITALY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WAS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK THE FEAST DAY OF THE MADONNA. IN A ROME SQUARE FIREMEN CLIMBED THEIR GIANT LADDER TO PLACE A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN THE ARMS OF THE STATUE OF THE VIRGIN.

    THE STATUE AT THE TOP OF A HIGH COLUMN IN THE PIAZZA DI SPAGNA WAS ERECTED IN 1854 BY POPE PIUS TO MARK THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE THAT THE VIRGIN MARY WAS CONCEIVED "EXEMPT FROM ALL STAIN OF ORIGINAL SIN."
    AFTER THE FIREMEN HAD PAID THEIR TRIBUTE, ROMANS PUT CARNATIONS, ROSES AND OTHER FLOWERS AT THE BASE OF THE COLUMN.

    POPE PAUL WAS WARMLY CHEERED AS HE DROVE UP TO LAY A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS AT THE COLUMN. EARLIER HE HAD APPEARED AT THE WINDOW OF HIS STUDY TO URGE HOLIDAY MAKERS IN SAINT PETER'S SQUARE TO SALUTE THE MADONNA ON HER FEAST DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKML3FDTV231CNW96YCTZT802
    Media URN:
    VLVADKML3FDTV231CNW96YCTZT802
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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