July 24, 2011

Pope blesses romans and their vehicles

British Pathé: "Pope John XXIII (Cardinal Roncalli) blesses Roman vehicles and their drivers. Rome, Italy. Various shots of hundreds of cars parked in front of the Coliseum, and being blessed by Catholic Cardinal. Various shots procession of cars making its way through the streets. CU badge on car stating that the vehicle is taking part in the blessing by the Pope. Various shots people and cars congregating in square before St. Peter's. MS vintage Fiat. CU dove. Various shots people kneeling in square beside their cars. MS pan with two firemen rising slowly at top of their escape ladders. LS Pope standing at window. Various shots drivers and cars assembled in the square".