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Friday, 18 December 2009

Footage of grit Cethlik siriminis

Thanks to Shawn Tribe for rooting out some fascinating Footage from British Pathe featuring various ceremonies from the time of Pope Pius XII and Blessed Pope John XXIII. There has been quite a development in papal ceremonies in response to the all-seeing eye of the camera; some of the scenes in these clips are quite chaotic although the MC seems to rule with a rod of iron.

On the clips that have commentary, you will notice that the tone is very respectful. On a more trivial note, the vintage posh English accent is amusing with its clipped vowels.
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