GV St Peters. Interior Seated congregation. Pope Paul and entourage enter and pause before Pieta. LAS Pieta. LS Pope before Pieta. MCU Pieta. Pope reading blessing. Pan from pieta to Pope. Pope blessing statue. CU Pieta. GV Interior of Chapel looking towards Pieta. MCU People in congregation. CU Madonna. Women in congregation. Pope blessing congregation.
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The famous Pieta by Michael Angelo which was severely damaged a year ago by fanatic now entirely restored and back in St Peter Basilion at the Vatican, protected by glass window to prevent further damage. Pope Paul VI has come down to the Basilica to see it and pray before the Pieta. The Pieta depicts Mary holding the dead Jesus in her arms. The Madonna's left arm was broken off and veil damaged, also left side of face. The assailant Laszlo Toth Hungarian born Australian judged insane and confined to mental hospital for 2 years.