Pope Pius XII greets a large crowd at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
Rome Italy Date:1944 Duration:1 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Smoke from explosions and bombardment in Rome. Destroyed buildings and ruins in the streets. A large crowd gathered at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Pius XII seen near a car surrounded by the crowd. Policemen keep a vigil. Motorists and cyclists rush through the streets. A church bell tolls. The Pope greets the waiting crowd from his balcony. The crowd cheers.
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