• Short Summary

    Centenary Congress to celebrate the anniversary of the return of Catholicism to Britain.

  • Description

    Big Catholic Celebrations.

    MV Visiting Bishop arriving. MV Angle shot Westminster Cathedral. SV Cardinal Griffin arriving. MV The Mass Celebrant and assistants awaiting arrival of Cardinal Griffin. CU Pan Cardinal Griffin and train bearers arriving at altar. SV Clergy sitting down. MV Cardinal Griffin and Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and others by throne. SV Servers at altar. LV Servers at altar. Archbishop Godfrey (Mass Celebrant) having mitre placed on head. MV Visiting cardinals.

    MV Mass Celebrant reading from Bible. LV Mass Celebrant reading from Bible, pan to priests making sign of the Cross. LV Angle shot Catholic flag on Wembley Tower. MV Procession into arena to altar. Clergymen at head swinging incense burner. CU Pan incense burner swinging. MV Back view Cardinals walking to altar. Among them Cardinal Griffin pan up to densely-packed stadium. CU Pan Cardinal Griffin. LV Nuns in front of crowd applauding. CU Cardinal Griffin at high altar. LV scouts and youth organisations. MV Packed terraces in stadium. MV Altar. LV Wembley stadium.

    Note December 2011: A visitor to the site has written in with additional information. The commentary incorrectly names Archbishop Godfrey as "Gregory" and there were only 6 cardinals present, not 7.

    Appears to be the same ceremony as Film ID 2983.05

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1490.05
    Media URN:
    48574
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:32:00 / 01:13:11:00
    Canister:
    50/80

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