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ABC Evening News for
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005

Headline: Vatican / New Pope


(Studio: Charles Gibson) The election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI reported; scenes shown. [Senior cardinal DEACON - says "Habemus Papem."]

(Vatican: Bob Woodruff) The background of the new pope reviewed; scenes shown of people in St. Peter's Square watching the smoke & hearing bells signifying a new pope & the new pope appearing on the balcony & earlier at Pope John Paul II's funeral. [In the square, visitor Francis STONE - says this is history.] [Pope's brother Georg RATZINGER†- {thru translator} talks about his brother.] [PRIEST - talks about Ratzinger.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Vatican: Bill Blakemore) The profile of a pope presented; details given about Pope Benedict XVI's traditional Catholic beliefs & his championing of human rights & non-violence. ["Der Spiegel" newspaper Martin GEHLEN†- says he represents the conservative way.] ["La Repubblica" Vatican correspondent Marco POLITI†- says Pope Benedict XV was the pope who wanted to stop World War I.] [In 2003 at D-Day anniversary, RATZINGER - talks about World War II.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The reaction of President Bush presented. [BUSH - congratulates Pope Benedict XVI.]

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of American Catholics to the new pope examined; scenes shown from a Catholic school in Chicago; details given of the perspectives of conservative versus liberal Catholics. [In the street, two WOMEN; Holy Name Cathedral Father Dan MAYALL†; Survivors Network Barbara BLAINE†, Call to Action Linda PIECZYNSKI†- offer views on the new pope.] [University of Notre Dame theologian Father Richard McBRIEN†- says we have to give the new pope time.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Rome: David Wright) The reaction of the crowd to the new pope presented; scenes shown from St. Peter's Square. [In the square, two PEOPLE, Order of Loretto, Sister Maaureen† FIEDLER†- react to the new pope.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Munich: Jim Sciutto) The mixed reaction in Munich, Germany, to the election of a German pope reviewed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage on "Nightline" noted.

Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Program Time:05:30:50 pm - 05:41:50 pm. Duration: 11:00
Record Number:787171
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Reporters:Gibson, Charles; Woodruff, Bob; Blakemore, Bill; Reynolds, Dean; Wright, David; Sciutto, Jim
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