Monday, May 05, 2014

On film: the enthronements of two Archbishops of Westminster from 1944 & 1963

British Pathé has recently started to upload old newsreels to YouTube, including this one which was kindly sent in by a seminarian in Rome. It shows the enthronement of Dr John Carmel Heenan as Archbishop of Westminster in 1963. The second video shows the enthronement of an earlier Archbishop, Bernard Griffin in 1944. The commentary mentions the fact that due to the War there was no Pallium and the ceremony had to take place without it. It is well worth having a look at the British Pathé YouTube Channel: there is much treasure there.

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