Vatican City Rome Italy Date:1958, October Duration:53 sec Sound:Yes
Before his death, Pope Pius XII is seen with New York's Joseph Francis Cardinal Spellman. A large crowd assembled in Rome. The body of Pope Pius XII lies In State At St. Peter's Basilica. Crowds pass and pay their last respects. Two Vatican Guards stand by the bier. Scene shifts to crowds filling the plaza outside the Sistine Chapel, as the College of Cardinals meets to elect a new Pope. They chose Angelo Cardinal Roncalli who is seen being crowned as Pope John XXIII. Church bells peal. The new pope stands and blesses the huge crowd.
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