• Short Summary

    Czechoslovak Primate Cardinal Josef Beran, who spent 17 years in Nazi and Communist prisons and died in exile in the Vatican City on Saturday, was buried today (Thursday) alongside former Popes in the crypt of St.

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    LV Int. Msgr. Tomasek walks towards altar
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    2.
    SV Beran's coffin
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    LV Tommasek at altar
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    SV Prayers being read over coffin
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    SV PAN people in congregation
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    SV Tomasek blesses coffin
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    LV and SV Pope enters
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    GV Congregation
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    LV Pope reading prayer
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    SV Coffin
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    LV Pope blessing coffin with holy water
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    SV Congregation
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    13.
    LV Pope sprinkles incense over coffin
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Czechoslovak Primate Cardinal Josef Beran, who spent 17 years in Nazi and Communist prisons and died in exile in the Vatican City on Saturday, was buried today (Thursday) alongside former Popes in the crypt of St. Peters Basilica.

    In a simple funeral mass in the Basilica, former companions from the Nazi Dachau concentration camp, Czechoslovak pilgrims in costumes, 24 Cardinals and all seven Czechoslovak Bishops paid their tribute to the cardinal.

    Pope Paul broke with tradition and entered the Basilica at the end of the ceremony to impart the final absolution and his blessing.

    The Pope normally stays away from cardinal's funerals but made this exception to show his particular esteem to the 80 year old Cardinal, considered a stalwart of the Catholic church's spiritual resistance against oppression.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38WBK394NVMO6TT2O3XPNOJV8
    Media URN:
    VLVA38WBK394NVMO6TT2O3XPNOJV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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