Reporter P.P. O'Reilly describes the scenes in St Peter's as the Pope welcomes the Irish pilgrims who have made the journey for Holy Year.

The Mobile Recording Unit traveled to Rome for the Holy Year ceremonies. Reporter P.P. O'Reilly sets the scene in the Basilica of St Peter for radio listeners as pilgrims wait for the arrival of Pope Pius XII.

Speaking in English with a little Pope Pius XII welcomes the Irish pilgrims which is greeted with a loud cheer.