Archbishop of Paris washes boys' feet in re-enactment of Jesus washing his disciples' feet.
Unissued / unused material.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France.
Monsignor Suhard, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Paris, washes the feet of 12 boys in a Maundy Thursday re-enactment of Jesus washing his disciples' feet ceremony. C/U Archbishop handling communion bread to the boys. C/U washing and drying a foot, afterwards Archbishop kisses the foot. Various other shots of the same operation. Various shots of boys taking bread. Various general elevated views of the ceremony. Various shots of boys standing before the Archbishop and reading from a bible on a lectern. C/U a boy putting his socks on. More shots of feet washing. Various shots Archbishop addressing and blessing the gathering as he passes through them. M/S spectators in the congregation. Exterior view of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Date given on old records is 20/03/1948.