End of Funeral Service for Pope Pius XII in the Vatican.
Unused / unissued material -
Vatican City, Rome, Italy. End of Funeral Service for Pope Pius XII.
MS Vatican Guard at entrance of Vatican. Various delegations arrive in the San Damasco Courtyard of the Vatican. US delegation headed by Mr John Foster Dulles, American Secretary of State. Knights of Malta. Lebanon's delegation. Japan's delegation. Archbishop of New York Cardinal Spellman. France's Foreign Minister (Christian Pineau) and delegation. White robed Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. U.S. delegation. Various delegations through Vatican corridor leading to the Basilica. Delegations arrive by the catafalque, escorted by Swiss Guard. Rostrum of Cardinals. The tribune of the Diplomatic Corps. Int. Basilica during mourning ceremony. Cardinals. Detail of the catafalque with inscription. Mass being officiated. Catafalque encircled by candles and on top the Pope's tiara. Cardinal Tisserant the last to bless the catafalque. The catafalque. Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals, Cardinal Tisserant putting on mitre. Cardinal Spellman the first to bless the catafalque. The tribute of the Diplomatic Corps. Mr. and Mrs. Dulles and Herr von Brentano, West German Foreign Minister.
(Orig.Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/10/1958.
This film appears to have been transferred slightly fast - MD.