COLORFUL RELIGIOUS RITES HELD IN ALGIERS 500,000 persons, including natives in colorful robes, take part in the Eucharistic Congress at the North African seaport of Algiers, Algeria. Archbishop Verdier of Paris presides as 12,000 children receive holy mass.
CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY SYSTEM IN VATICAN CITY Workers rush to complete a railway system in the new papal domain of the Vatican City. A railway line 600 feet long involving the boring of a 300 foot tunnel is under construction. The rearing of a 700 foot bridge and the wrecking of antique walls under the hands of workers, in the first and exclusive motion pictures revealing the extent of the sacred state in its construction in 1931.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:04:00, No Audio
CORONATION OF POPE CELESTINE V RE-ENACTED - 1932 The ancient city of Aquila, Italy honors martyred Pope Celestine V with a re-enactment of his 1294 coronation at the Church of Collemaggio. Citizens wear medieval costumes representing Kings, Queens and the Papal Delegation present during the original ceremony.
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