Crowds wait in rain for blessing from Pope John XXIII, Rome.
Unissued / unused material.
Pope's Easter blessing, Vatican City, Rome, Italy.
Various shots crowds in St. Peter's Square in the rain, some holding up umbrellas. CU rain beating down on road. CUs crowd, including nuns holding umbrellas. Various shots crowds arriving in St. Peters Square and walking about. Panning shot of memorial, people beneath it with umbrellas. MS nuns holding umbrellas. LS St. Peters, crowd standing in front. Various shots crowd in St. Peters Square, including high angle shots. Various shots of the Vatican clock. High angle shot of Pope John XXIII on balcony giving his blessing. Panning shot of crowd. Crowd applauding. Low angle shot of Pope on balcony giving Easter Blessing.
Date on dope sheet is 31/03/1959.