Thursday, December 17, 2009

Film Footage of the Consistory of 1946

My friend Alipius, an Augustinian Canon of Klosterneuburg, has found this spectacular footage from the 1946 public consistory for the creation of new cardinals (among the elevated is Blessed Clement Augustus Count of Galen, Bishop and "Lion" of Münster) from the archives of Britsh Pathé. Click on the image below to go their wbesite and see the video. For a description of the ceremonies, read our own Nicola DeGrandi's post on the subject.

On a personal note, what I like most about these pictures - apart from the splendid ceremonial - is the beautiful smile of the Holy Father Pius XII, which you so seldom see in static photographs.

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