does "cloth container" mean "bag made of cloth"?
He opened the cloth container, unscrewed the vial of holy oil, and pressed it to his thumb. Anointing John Kennedy's pale forehead in the sign of the cross, he lifted the moist thumb up and down, back and forth, touching the President at each station:
"Per istam sanctam Unctionem, indulgeat tibi Dominus quidquid deli- quisti. Amen"
'Through this holy anointing, may God forgive you whatever sins you have committed. Amen."