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The Holy Year
Description: A pilgrimage to visit the Pope in the Vatican in 1950
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Clip #: TFA-183A
Length: 8:33
Year: 1950
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Filmmaker: Eugene Castle
Region: Europe
Country: Italy
City: Rome
Subject: Religion
Original: 16mm
1950s, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, St. Peter's Basilica, Jubilee, Catholicism, pilgrims and priests making pilgrimage to Rome, Priests walking over ancient cobblestones on Appian Way, Church of Domine Quo Vadis, footprint impression of Jesus in marble, Colosseum walls, pilgrims in Colosseum, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Holy Doors, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, coronation of Pope Pius XII / Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, crowds of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Pope seated on throne being carried in procession, Italian Royal Family and Swiss Guard in procession, Pope being crowned on the balcony, bell ringing in bell tower, Pope making Sign of the Cross from balcony, crowds in front of St. Peter's Basilica cheering, priests smiling, Christmas Eve 1949, Pope surrounded by church hierarchy inaugurates 1950 by striking Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, Holy Door being lowered, Pope kneeling in Holy Door doorway for Jubilee prayer, Pope and church hierarchy passing through portal, Vatican attendant preparing chapel for prayer, preparations being made in Clementine Hall, Pope entering audience chamber and shaking hands / talking with / blessing pilgrims, Pope making Sign of the Cross and blessing audience, Pope strolling through Vatican Garden, Jubilee of 1950, American pilgrims led by Cardinal Francis Spellman enters St. Peter's Basilica, Cardinal Spellman kneeling in front of Holy Door, pilgrims passing through portal, Holy Mass led by Cardinal Spellman, church full of worshippers, Pope waving from seat on throne being carried in procession surrounded by Swiss Guard, crowds of pilgrims waving at Pope, Pope and Cardinal Spellman speaking, pilgrims kissing Papal ring, Pope making Sign of the Cross to audience, bells ringing in clock tower

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