A solemn ceremony at the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome, Nov 4, marked the first anniversary of the coronation of Pope John XXIII.
GV INT..Pope John XXIII is carried on gestatorial chair.
GV Pope John XXIII walks to High Altar.
LV Pope walks to Throne.
CU Dove of Peace.
GV Cardinals pay homage to Pope.
GV PAN..Congregation and altar.
LV Royals during High Mass.
CU Prince Albert of the Belgians.
CU Pope reading prayer.
GV Pope on Throne.
SCU Pope reading message.
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Background: A solemn ceremony at the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome, Nov 4, marked the first anniversary of the coronation of Pope John XXIII.
Borne aloft in his gestatorial chair, Pope John arrived in the company of all attendants to the Holy See, escorted by the Swiss Guard.
From his throne in the Basilica, the Holy Father - 263rd Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church - acknowledged the homage of the Cardinals.
Cardinal Montini, Archbishop of Milan, officiated at the pontifical mass which was attended by many well-known personalities including Prince Albert of Belgium.