BILLY SUNDAY PERFORMS MASS BAPTISM - 1930 Pro baseball player turned evangelist Billy Sunday performs a mass baptism of black parishioners dunking one after another under the water. It's hard to tell if some of the saved are dancing for joy or just don't like the water as they splash about.
CHURCH RESTORATION CEREMONY - FRANCE - 1929 In Belleau, France, General Clarence Edwards and troops from his 26th Infantry Division return to the country to commemorate the restoration of the church. Bishops Soissons and Verdun officiate circa 1929.
POPE PIUS XII CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY - 1955 At the birthday celebration of Pope Pius XII's 80th birthday, as well as the 17th anniversary of his election, children give the pontiff flowering almond branches then dance around him - a truly touching tribute.
Date: March 2, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:41:00, With Audio
PRESIDENT GRONCHI & THE POPE - 1955 His Holiness Pope Pius XII gives a formal audience to Italy's President Giovanni Gronchi. The treaty between the Vatican and Italy is renewed in accordance with papal tradition and President Gronchi's associates also receive a papal blessing.
Date: December 6, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, With Audio
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