Item showing opening of Holy Doors in Rome, Italy.
Unissued / Unused material.
Ceremonies at opening of Holy Doors at St. Maria Maggiore, St. Paul and St. John. Rome, Italy.
Exterior view of St. Maria Maggiore Basilica with back view of procession moving towards it. MS back view Cardinal Verde in procession to the Basilica. Various shots large crowd waiting to see ceremony, pan over to procession entering Basilica. CU towards a Cardinal in procession. Interior MS of bishops, etc. holding candles grouped for ceremony. MS pan over scene to the Holy Door.
MS Cardinal Verde seated on throne. MS the Holy Door with back view over the heads of the cameramen of Cardinal Verde. MS as he moves back through crowd. CU back view Cardinal Verde tapping on Holy Door. MS as the Door is slowly lowered. MS Cardinal Verde and procession walk up to Door, the Cardinal has his mitre removed before proceeding through the Door into the church. MS back view procession going into church.
MS name over door - 'Porta Santa' pan down to procession passing through it. Exterior pan down from tower of St. Paul's Basilica to LS of procession moving towards the building. LS front view procession moving towards building with crowds of spectators beyond. CU Cardinal Tisserant walking up to Holy Door. CU the hammer, which he will use for ceremony, lying on salver.
CU the cross on the Holy Door. CU Tisserant banging on door with hammer and saying the ritual words. CU The Holy Door being lowered. CU the Door lying on ground, pan up to pulleys being adjusted. Exterior LS view of St John Basilica. MS statues on the roof. MS Monstrance being carried in procession, pan to rest of procession. Various shots procession going to Basilica. MS Cardinal Micara, who officiates at the ceremony, in procession.