• Short Summary

    A group of about 50 Gondoliers were filmed in audience with His Holiness Pope John XXIII in the Hall of the small throne., St.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Group towards St. Peters.
    2.8 ft

    2.
    LV Group towards ditto.
    2.2 ft

    3.
    SHOT Towards through corridor.
    4 ft

    4.
    SCU Gondoliers with gift for Pope.
    2 ft

    5.
    SV Pope seated - gondoliers with gift at side
    2 ft

    6.
    CU Of gift.
    1.8 ft

    7.
    SV Gift presented to Pope.
    7.6 ft

    8.
    CU Ditto and Pope talking etc.
    6 ft

    9.
    SV Pope gives medal to gondolier who kisses ring.
    3.2 ft

    10.
    CU Gondoliers move forward.
    2 ft

    11.
    SV Gondolier kisses ring etc.
    3.6 ft

    12.
    Ditto.
    3.6 ft

    13.
    CU Gondolier looks on.
    1.2 ft

    14.
    SV Pope giving blessing.
    2.8 ft

    15.
    LV Gondoliers stand up after blessing.
    2 ft



    Initials TDH/AS/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of about 50 Gondoliers were filmed in audience with His Holiness Pope John XXIII in the Hall of the small throne., St. Peters Cathedral. Feb 7. It will be remembered that the present Pope was, for many years. Archbishop of Venice.

    The Gondiliers presented His Holiness with a small Murano glass model of an anchor pole and lantern to which the Gondoliers are tethered.

    A 'prophecy' once stated that the Pope would be known as "Pastor et Nauta" (Shepherd and Navigator). Pope Roncalli, now the present Pope, when Patriarch of Venice, was a well loved and active man. Daily he could be seen making his rounds through the Venice canals in a motor launch. He was dubbed "Pastor et Moto-Nauta".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3432NLQO3UC5JM7OLXHFAQ8K
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3432NLQO3UC5JM7OLXHFAQ8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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