This was Rome in 1959
Everything seemed to be just fine, but it wasn't. Their hearts were already open for changes. How else could most of the clergy and the believers switch to the new ways of Vaticanum II so easily.
Dr Bobus
The first time I visited Rome was Dec 1972. It was common to see cassocks and religious habits on the street. When I returned in 1986, that was no longer the case,
Holy Cannoli