Pope Eugenio Pacelli Pius XII proclaims the Holy Year in Rome, Italy.
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Pope Eugenio Pacelli Pius XII proclaims the Holy Year - Rome, Italy.
Clerics walking to the Basilica of St Peters where the Papal Bull (parchment in Latin) will be read. Pan down top of entrance to the Pope standing in the porch of St Peters Basilica. The Pope acknowledges gathering of clerics. A prelate reading the Papal Bull. General view of the priests and others listening. L/S over heads of crowd to cameramen. M/S of a prelate reading the Bull. Seated priests listening. People looking through railings of gate.
Priests arriving at the Throne Room of the Apostolic Palace for the ceremony of handing over the Bull to the Dean of the Apostolic Pronotaries. Priests taking their places in the Throne Room. General view of the gathering. Monsignor Alfonso Carinci, Dean of the Apostolic Pronotaries speaking from rostrum of porch of St Peters Basilica. Pan along cardinals seated for the Throne Room ceremony.
Various shots outside the Basilica with cardinals and priests arriving for ceremony. L/S of the steps and columns of St Peters with people wandering about in courtyard. M/S of ornate clock tower on the Vatican. M/S of people looking through railings. Cardinals and others listening as prelate reads the Bull from rostrum.