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  • Short Summary

    Newsmen gathered outside Pope Pius XII's residence on the eve of the second night's vigil, schoolchildren pray, the doctors come out and make a statement to the press.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Castelgandolfo, Italy

    Schoolchildren stand in prayer in the square fronting Pope Pius XII's summer residence at Castelgandolfo, and then leave. Newsmen waiting for news of ailing Pontiff as vigil goes into second night. CU and LS Schoolchildren passing Pope's residence. CU Reporter seated at typewriter in the open, pan to show Pope's residence. Two shots children filing past residence. CU Man at Rai TV camera. Arrival of Swiss specialist Dr. Paul Niehans, who had attended the Pope four years earlier, cameramen taking pictures.

    Various CUs of the physicians who attended the Pope signing medical bulletin dated 7th October. CU Professor Galeazi Lisi signing. CU Professor Galeazi Lisi as he steps out of the summer residence and reads the medical bulletin to the newsmen jammed into the square. Various high shots of crowds including press gathered to hear bulletin. Prof. Lisi in his car waiting to drive away from Castelgandolfo. LS Window and balcony of room where the Pope lies ill. CU The door to the Pope's bedroom shutting. CU Swiss Guard standing on guard by Pope's bedroom door. Various shots of the interior of papal residence, including papal throne. MS Swiss Guard at gateway of residence.

    Note: "Date received" on original document reads: 08/10/1958.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:20:00 / 01:25:54:00
    UN 3140 A

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