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Catholic Church / Archbishop's Newark Mansion / A Discussion #1060650

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The approach of Pope Francis to Catholic religion noted.

(Newark, New Jersey: Randi Kaye) The Catholic Church's support of the expansion of the Newark vacation home of Archbishop John Myers examined; scenes shown of the house in Pittstown; details given about the cost of the house renovation while church facilities, including schools, have been closed, and other spending sprees by the archbishop. [Former priest Robert HOATSON†- calls the spending "extravagant" and unnecessary for a priest, who will need a staff.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" writer Michael Powell and Center for Church Management and Business Ethics director Charles Zech† about the Newark house. [POWELL - says the extravagant home was bought with parishioners' money.] [ZECH - says this spending is hard to defend.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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