Various religious events throughout the year are shown.
Procession of the young visiting the Vatican. Some wave banners, others wear traditional costume. The Pope is carried through the crowds on a throne. Crowds fill the square. The Pope gives an audience. Blesses the crowd. A woman kneels in prayer. Quo Vadis. Shot of a stone with feet imprinted. Procession of pilgrims in Jerusalem. Palm Sunday procession. Nuns. Women dressed in traditional costume. Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
Crowds process and stand by statue. Kissing a stone. Men in traditional costumes. Feast of Corpus Christie. Petals are thrown and incense swung. Military parades are contrasted to the tranquillity of religious processions. Tanks through city streets. Stalin. Soldiers march. Procession with banners and pictures of Stalin. Procession of the Blessed Sacrament in Brittany.
Washington, United States of America - people give thanks for the Holy Year. Hollywood: an outdoor religious meeting. Pilgrimage to Rome led by Cardinal Spelman (sp?) by liner. Schoolboys on a train read "Little Guide to Rome". Clergymen talk to the boys. Liners and trains bringing pilgrims to Rome. Statues and buildings of Rome. Pope Pius XII speaks a message about Holy Year in English Language - he calls for peace. People in church. Children pray with their hands together. C/U of children saying their prayers. C/U of a crucifix.
See reel 1.
Note: Reels 1 & 2 have two mute negs and two track negs. Safety 16mm exists.