• Short Summary

    Pope blesses Bersagliere guardsmen and visits small church at Ostia Beach.

  • Description

    Rome and Ostia Beach, Italy.

    Italian title reads 'Una Giornata Del Papa'.

    MS. Old man in plumed hat (one of Italy's famed plumed hatted infantry known as the Bersagliere) walking along pavement. MS. One of the Bersagliere on a bicycle. Various shots of the groups of the plume hatted veterans walking around Rome. MV. The veterans famous band marches past. Various shots of the band playing in a crowded St. Peter's Square. BGV. Massed crowds in St. Peter's Square waiting for the Pope to appear. Three long shots of the Pope John XXIII at his window giving his blessing to the crowd below. Various shots of the people in crowd, some with their plumed hats.

    Various shots of the Pope's car arriving at the 'Queen of Peace' church at Ostia, Rome's biggest and nearest summer resort. MS. Pope on steps enters church. Various shots of the Pontiff making his way to the altar and gives his blessing in a speech to the congregation - natural sound. Various shots inside the small crowded church. MCU. Exterior, Pope. CU. The Pope gets into car outside church. MS. The large black car draws away.


    Date found in the old record - 26/03/1963. Italian voiceover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:16:00 / 01:29:33:00
    UN 3731 B

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