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  • Short Summary

    Pope John XXIII lying at rest in St Peter's and being carried on his bier around the Square.

  • Description

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

    Rome, Italy

    Various shots, St. Peter's Square, Rome, as people flock to the Cathedral to see Pope John XXIII (born 1881, elected Pope in 1958, died 1963) lying in state. MS A group of Vatican guards carrying banners. Various shots, inside St. Peter's Cathedral, the crowds queue to file past the body of Pope John. LS Queues outside in the Square. MS The body of Pope John laid out on a bier surrounded by tall candles and guarded by Vatican guards. MS Section of the crowd pressing forward to see, one man with a camera. MS Crowds walking briskly through St Peter's choir to view the body of Pope. LS Pan down carved wooden columns to the bier. Various shots, huge crowds in St Peter's church press forward.

    Various shots, crowds in the square as the Pope's bier is carried shoulder high (possibly back into the Cathedral having processed around the square). Various shots, the Pope lying at rest before the carved wooden canopy over the altar in St Peters. Various shots, religious procession and crowds entering the Cathedral, zoom out to LS Cathedral. Various shots, crowds milling in the Square. CU Flag at a window.

    Various shots, Vatican Guard in armour and pikes slow marching, follow the body of the Pope as it is carried into the St Peter's Square. MS Crowds with sightseers taking photographs. MS and CU Good shots of the procession. Various shots of huge crowds in St Peter's Square. CU Nuns praying. CU Details of the building exterior. Various shots, candlelit ceremony inside the church. MS Brief shot of the anointing of the new Pope Paul VI, the Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini.

    Pan across crowds in St Peters Square. CU Clock, from below. Various shots of procession of the new Pontiff followed by the bier of Pope John slowly passing camera. High shots, crowds in St Peter's Square and St Peter's Cathedral.

    Note: Date on original record: 06/06/1963.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:36:00 / 01:44:28:00
    UN 3805 A

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