Rome, Italy. The Assumption Proclamation. Rome, Italy.
C/U Portrait of Madonna "Salus Populi Romani" being carried from Ara Coeli Church to St. Peters on evening Oct. 31st. L/S Towards, procession carrying portrait. L/S Elevated, candlelight procession passing in front of stairs of the Campidoglio. Portrait being carried downstairs. L/S Pan candlelight procession. L/S Elevated, candlelight procession. L/S Candlelight procession. L/S Aerial crowd massed in St. Peters Square morning of Nov.1st. L/S Aerial, nearer shot crowd massed in St. Peters Square, morning of November 1st. L/S Pan down St. Peters to crowd in Square. C/U Robert Schumann, French Foreign Minister in crowd. C/U Italian Premier De Gasperi.
L/S Procession of 600 Cardinals, Archbishops and bishops walking through crowd in St. Peters Square. L/S Towards procession of Cardinals, etc. C/U Pan Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli being carried through crowd on litter. L/S Pope on litter being carried through crowd. C/U Girl looking in mirror. M/S Reflection in mirror. M/S Cardinals, archbishop, etc., kissing Pope's hand. L/S Bishops, etc., kissing Pope's hand. M/S Crowd kneeling. L/S Pope proclaiming the Dogma, (natural sound) M/S Pope proclaiming Dogma. Making sign of Cross over crowd. C/U Pope proclaiming Dogma. M/S Pope proclaiming Dogma. L/S Pope finishes proclamation and congregation sing the Amen and start cheering. M/S Bells of St. Peters ringing. L/S Crowd applauding.
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