Pope Pius XII inaugurates Marian Year in Rome.
Unused / unissued footage - locations and dates unknown or unclear.
Rome, Italy - 1953 or 1954?
L/S cars arriving at the Vatican. Group of sombre-faced nuns. L/S of crowds. Various shots of Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) placing wreath on the statue of the Virgin Mary at the Piazza di Spagna to inaugurate Marian Year.
Night scenes of crowds outside Vatican with flares. Shots of the Vatican decorated with lights. M/S of Pope on the Pontifical Chair through the crowds. Pope on the balcony at night conducting service or blessing.