Pope Pius The XII Proclaims Marian Year
1953 (Actual Year)
00:09:57 - 00:10:48
Dull in contrast and imagery Thousands throng the Basilica of St.. Mary Major as His Holiness Pope Pius XII proclaims 1954 as a Marian Year, which will be observed by the faithful throughout the world. Establishing shot - The Basilica of St. Mary Major. MLS - Church dignitaries led by Pope Pius XII. MCUS - Pope blessing with incense. MLS - Throngs of Catholics massed together in a holy Mass. CUS - America's ambassador Clair Luce. CUS - Pope Pius XII reading a special prayer he composed for the occasion. MCUS - Catholics crossing themselves. MCUS - Throngs of Catholics waving and cheering the Pope as he leaves carried above the crowd on his elevated chair giving his blessing.
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