• Short Summary

    Recent doers concerning the health of the 81 year-old Pope were confined when the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church left for his summer residence at Castel-Gandolfo earlier than usual.

  • Description

    Recent doers concerning the health of the 81 year-old Pope were confined when the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church left for his summer residence at Castel-Gandolfo earlier than usual.

    Normally, the Pope seeks the cooler atmosphere of the Alben Hills at the end of July, but his Holiness Pope Pius XII decided to retire to the summer residence earlier this year.

    Almost as soon as he arrived in the high villa, huge crowds started to gather in the main square and call out for "Ill Pope".

    They were soon rewarded, and the Pope, who only recently underwent a minor dental operation, looked fit and happy when he steeped out on to the balcony to wave to the cheering mass.

    After a few minutes, the pope bestowed his Papal blessing on the big crowd and then retired in to the villa again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJLJ2H2CKSBAYT2BVFF2J646Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAJLJ2H2CKSBAYT2BVFF2J646Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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