Pope Paul celebrated his first Easter Day Mass in the small parish church of a working-class suburb to the north of rome.
GV PAN Prima Porta quarter of Rome
SV Pope arrives in open car & greeted crowd applaud
GV Crowd applaud
CU Pope gives blessing & enters church (banner behind)
TV INT. People walking up aisle with gifts
SV Pope receiving lamb from boy
SCU EXT. Boy waving flag
SCU Pope at microphone giving blessing PAN crowd (2 shots)
GTV St Peter's Square Pope gives blessing (Urbi et Orbi)
GTV PAN from crowd in square to Pope
TGV PAN from crowd to St Peter's Basilica showing balcony in centre
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Background: Pope Paul celebrated his first Easter Day Mass in the small parish church of a working-class suburb to the north of rome. The 73-year-old Pontiff drove in an open car from the Vatican to the little church of Santi Urbani de Lorenzo, at Prima Porta, some nine miles (13 km) from the centre of Rome.
Later, after celebrating the main Easter Mass in the Basilica of St Peter's, in the Vatican, the Pope appeared on the balcony overlooking the great square to give the traditional blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the globe).
In his Easter message read from the balcony, Pope Paul said none of the evils of the modern world could prevent the establishment of a new and better human civilisation.
"Man's cause in not only not lost - it is secure", he said. This film, showing two aspects of the Pope's Easter activities, has natural sound throughout, and synchronised sound on the close-up shots. It was shot by Visnews Rome cameraman Pino di Giambattista.