Cardinal Gioceppe Roncalli is welcomed by people of Venice on becoming their new bishop.
Unissued / unused material.
Cardinal Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli * is new bishop of Venice, Italy.
Various shots of children waving flags. Various shots patriarch's car arriving in Venice. M/S Bishops awaiting the arrival. M/S group of military personnel. L/S Italian military guard of honour pan to Patriarch walking in the centre of the road. L/S patriarch boarding a launch. People wave from bridge. M/S launch passing camera. M/S crowds waving from bank. M/S patriarch on launch. Mass of gondoliers on canal. M/S patriarch acknowledging crowds. Crowds waving from the banks. L/S patriarch walking up gangplank. C/U patriarch kissing a crucifix. Various shots Army and Navy personnel on parade. L/S patriarch walking across St. Mark's Square towards the Cathedral.
* later Pope John XXIII?
Old records give date as 18/03/1953.