Good atmospheric shots of heavy snow falling on the pilgrims in St Peter's Square, Rome, and the Pope appearing at the window of his private apartment to give his blessing.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
LS and MS Snow falling in St Peter's Square, pilgrims and clergy continue to arrive. (2 shots). LS Pilgrims on the steps of St Peter's, pan up the front facade. MS Nuns with umbrellas in the snow in the square. LS The dome of St Peter's. LS Crowds massing in the snow on the steps and in the square. MS Good shots of umbrellas, full screen, covering large crowd. LS Umbrellas, pan up to the Pope's apartment window in the Vatican Palace. CU Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli, appearing at apartment window and blessing the crowd.
Date: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 11/03/1956.