Amazing History: When 500k People Attended German “Catholic Day” in 1949

British Pathé, YouTube

Did you know the Church used to do things like this?

The video (at the bottom of this article) is a news report about an amazing event called “Catholic Day” that took place in Germany in 1949. It was the 73rd time the event had occurred but was the first free religious rally in the country in 16 years (due to Nazi oppression and WWII).

The video shows the crowd singing, hearing a message from a German cardinal, and hearing a recorded messaged from Pope Pius XII.

Here are a few screenshots from the historic video:

British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube
British Pathé, YouTube

And here’s the video:

Isn’t this cool? Let us know what you think in the comments!

[See also: What a Ceremony for a Nun’s Vows Looked Like in 1962]

[See also: What a Traditional Christmas Eve Mass Looked Like in 1944]

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