FUNERAL MARCH FOR ALCIDE DE GASPERI Rome is the scene of deep and solemn mourning for Alcide de Gasperi, long time Prime Minister of Italy, and a staunch proponent of Western unity. Throngs follow the funeral cortege through the streets of the Eternal City to the 73 year old leader's final resting place in the magnificent Basilica San Lorenzo.
MASS FOR CARDINAL STEPINAC In St. Peter's Basilica, Pope John XXIII delivers the eulogy at a solemn funeral Mass for Cardinal Stepinac who died last week in Yugoslavia, after years in which he became a living symbol of steadfastness against religious oppression. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
VATICAN MOURNS POPE PIUS XII A notable conjunction of occasions in the Vatican. The Holy See observes the first anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII. The centennial of the American College in Rome is celebrated, and Pope John reveals that an American has been declared "venerable," first step towards Sainthood. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
Date: December 18, 1959 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:01:00, With Audio
POPE JOHN MARKS ANNIVERSARY Rites of high splendor and solemnity mark the first anniversary of the Coronation of Pope John XXIII. Twenty-thousand in St. Peter's Basilica receive the apostolic blessing. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
POPE JOHN XXIII BLESSES THE LAMB OF GOD Pope John XXIII, shortly after celebrating his 78th birthday, performs the never-before-filmed rite of blessing the Lamb of God, a rare and sacred event that occurs only once in 7 years, which involves wax discs bearing the imprinted effigy of the holy lamb are immersed in balm and then distributed to Roman Catholic churches worldwide. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
NEW CARDINALS ELEVATED In the Vatican, Pope John XXIII elevates 8 new Cardinals, two of them Americans, to the Sacred College in solemn consistory rites. Later, in unprecedented ceremonies at which are present the 3 American Cardinals, Cardinal Spellman of New York, Cardinal Meyer of Chicago and Cardinal Muench of North Dakota, a decree is read before the Pope declaring venerable, Mother Seton, who may become the first U.S.-born saint. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
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