Various shots of religious figures and massed crowds in a religious procession in Rome to consecrate the city to the Heart of the Holy Virgin Mary.
MS Start of procession in Rome to consecrate the city to the Heart of the Holy Virgin Mary. Procession moving down the Capitol steps. MS Archbishop and his retinue moving towards the steps. (2 shots). MS The Image of the Holy Virgin being borne along. MS Knights of the Holy Tomb. MS Knights of Malta. LS Procession going down steps. LS Opposite angle, procession passing through street. Streets crowded to capacity. MS High shot, procession passing along crowded street. (2 shots). MS Image of the Holy Virgin being borne through crowded street. CU. Onlookers kneel as image of the Holy Virgin passes. CU. The Holy Virgin surrounded by flowers. MS Crowds bearing the Image of the Holy Virgin up into the church. LS Crowds viewing proceedings. Procession moving up steps in foreground. MS Image being borne into the Temple of Aracoeli / Aracoeli Basilica. CU Procession leaving entrance of above. LS Procession passing through the street in front of the temple. MS Night scene, crowd swarming round Temple. LS Low angle of Jesuit Father Lombardi speaking from the balcony. LS Crowds in square, listening to Father Lombardi. CU Lombardi speaking passionately. (2 shots). CU Image of Holy Virgin lit up at night.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads 3/6/48.