Transcript for Stunning Old Images of Candle-Lit Vatican, Basilica Dome
The new Pope presides under the giant dome of saint Peter's basilica I want to show you something we -- we were in Rome some video of worshippers old video of them they are worshippers and workers called the sand pit treaty. And we -- -- doing what they had done for hundreds of years. You. Are looking for proof of human devotion. To this place at the center of the giants' fate. These men -- -- acrobats and artisans floating among the statues of the apostles on the -- home. In this footage from the 1930s. You can see them risking their lives to light the dome of the basilica with candles. 900 -- -- 5000 lanterns. And when they -- done here it is a beautiful testament to human daring. And devotion. -- flickering candle lit dome. For the whole world to see. We were amazed and now it's just the flip of the switch.
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