• Short Summary

    Pope Pius XI gives blessing in sound while we see views around the Vatican.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1931?

    Vatican City, Rome, Italy. (Presumably this is Dupe of a Gazette Item - 31/18)

    Title reads: "Rome - The Pathe Gazette - takes pride in being the medium of enabling millions - who otherwise would never have been able - to hear HH The Pope speak to & impart his Apostolic Blessing to the World - by those twin miracles - Wireless & Moving Picture!"

    Views of radio masts in Rome. Views of Pope Pius XI with Cardinals in Vatican City. We hear the voice of the Pope as we see various exterior shots of the Vatican / St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. Views of St Peters Square and out across Rome.

    Title - pan down words of a Latin Prayer.
    Title - words of blessing in English.

    Further views of St. Peter's as the Pope does call and response prayers with those in the radio studio.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:48:00 / 01:50:08:00
    UN 53 U

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