• Short Summary

    POPE JOHN BROKE WITH TRADITION AGAIN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AND LEFT THE VATICAN, TO VISIT, A BOYS' REFORM SCHOOL ON THE BANKS OF THE TIBER, NEAR ROME'S OLD "FLEA MARKET."
    WHEN HIS HOLINESS ARRIVED AT THE REFORMATORY, THE GABELLI INSTITUTE, HE WAS GREETED BY PRISON OFFICIALS AND TAKEN TO THE MAIN ASSEMBLY HALL.

  • Description

    POPE JOHN BROKE WITH TRADITION AGAIN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AND LEFT THE VATICAN, TO VISIT, A BOYS' REFORM SCHOOL ON THE BANKS OF THE TIBER, NEAR ROME'S OLD "FLEA MARKET."
    WHEN HIS HOLINESS ARRIVED AT THE REFORMATORY, THE GABELLI INSTITUTE, HE WAS GREETED BY PRISON OFFICIALS AND TAKEN TO THE MAIN ASSEMBLY HALL. THERE THE 170 INMATES WERE WAITING BEFORE A SPECIALLY BUILT ALTAR.

    THE POPE, SITTING FACING HIS YOUNG AUDIENCE, TOLD THE BOYS THEY WERE IN THE REFORMATORY BECAUSE OF THE PAST AND THEIR "FIRST UNCERTAINTIES." HE ADDED: "DON'T THINK OF IT. IT IS PAST. THINK OF YOUR PRESENT AND LOOK TO YOUR FUTURE, EVEN IF THE PRESENT IS MADE OF SOME SACRIFICES."
    HE THEN GAVE HIS BLESSING TO THE BOYS, CONVICTED BY ROME COURTS FOR CRIMES FROM PETTY THEFTS TO MURDER. BEFORE HE LEFT TO RETURN TO THE VATICAN, HE DISTRIBUTED BRONZE MEDALLIONS COMMEMORATING HIS VISIT.

    THIS IS THE SECOND VISIT THE POPE HAS MADE TO A PRISON. SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFFICE HE VISITED ROME'S REGINA COELI, THE CITY'S PRISON FOR ADULTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAX2CEAXBOAQF4F66SFB82G70
    Media URN:
    VLVAX2CEAXBOAQF4F66SFB82G70
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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