• Short Summary

    In Spain, Easter is a time for repenting. A sombre procession through Central Madrid on?

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    SV Penitents carrying lighted torches along street (NIGHT)
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    SV Penitent in red hood and another carrying cross (2 shots)
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    SV Women in mantillas in procession and hooded penitents following
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    SCU Youths pulling tableau followed by priests
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    SV People crossing themselves
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    SV Barefoot penitent dragging chain
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    SV PAN Crowds crossing themselves
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    GV Penitents pull tableaux
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    SV Crowd watching
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    SV Tableaux of Mary pulled by black hooded penitents
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Spain, Easter is a time for repenting. A sombre procession through Central Madrid on Good Friday, demonstrated how seriously this aspect of Holy Week is taken by the staunchly Roman Catholic population.

    A dozen "pasos" or representations of Christ and Mary were carried through the streets. Hooded penitents, some carrying heavy crosses, some barefoot and dragging chains as a sign of humility, followed.

    Thousands lined the streets, despite a downpour, to see the procession, which inspired "Saeta" from some of the onlookers. "Saeta" is the song of sorrow or praise, reserved for the statues of Jesus or Mary.

    All over the country there were similar processions, reaching a climax on Good Friday -- the day that Christians believe Jesue Christ was crucified. They believe that he died to save the world from sin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12U39WT06A4N7FEVOAFDUR99S
    Media URN:
    VLVA12U39WT06A4N7FEVOAFDUR99S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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