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Allied troops enter the city and people celebrate and pray in Rome, Italy during World War II.

Allied campaign in Italy during World War II. Allied troops and equipment advance on a road to Rome. Various street signs on the way read Rome. A map of Italy. Deserted streets of Rome as the Nazis withdraw. Allied troops enter Rome and civilians celebrate their liberation. Newspaper headlines about the liberation of Rome. Pope Pius XII addresses a large gathering from a balcony in the Vatican City. People pray. People gathered around dead soldiers. A soldier removes his gear and helmet as he enters a church. A church bell rings.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli as Pope Pius XII after the death of Pope Pius XI, Rome.

Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli being acclaimed as Pope Pius XII in Vatican City, Rome. Rites being performed at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome to mark the passing of Pope Pius XI. Pope stands in a balcony with other dignitaries. He waves towards a large crowd gathered to greet him.

Date: 1939, December 25
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Italian civilians celebrate the Liberation of Rome, Italy and General Clark visits the Vatican City during World War II.

Liberation of Rome by the Allies during World War II. Allied soldiers in jeeps drive on the streets of Rome. U.S. Army General Mark Clark leads a convoy of Allied soldiers. The jeeps pass under a bridge. Swiss Guards in the Vatican City. General Mark Clark with a bishop as he visits the Vatican City. Civilians gathered on a street. King Victor Emmanuel Monument in the background. Civilians run on a street. People cheer and wave.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States sailors visit St Peter's Square and the City of Vatican, Rome.

United States sailors visit St Peter's Square and the City of Vatican, Rome. People walk at St Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome. People walk around a fountain at St Peter's Square.

Date: 1922
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Clark and General Truscott visit the Vatican City in Rome

General Mark Wayne Clark and General Lucian Truscott in a jeep. General Clark and General Truscott visit the Vatican City. General Clark salutes and talks to the civilians. Crowds of civilians seen smiling and cheering. The refugees return back to the city.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
First Session of the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of theCatholic Church meeting at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

Pope John XXIII presides over final meeting of the First Session of the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. Two thousand cardinals,Bishops, and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church are in attendance. The Council granted Bishops more authority regarding the use of modern languages in the liturgy of the church. The Pope is quoted as saying He has "heard the voice of the whole Catholic World." Attendees are seen leaving St. Peter's after the end of the session. (Note: This was one of the activities undertaken during The Second Vatican Council,"Vatican II," which focused on relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the modern world.)

Date: 1962, December 8
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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