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Special Assignment (Chile and Papal Visit) #108478

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pope John Paul II reported beginning visit to Chile; his and dictator Augusto Pinochet's criticisms of each other prior to his arrival reviewed. Scenes shown.

(Santiago, Chile: Jim Wooten) Tactics used by Pinochet regime to counter reports of human rights abuses during pontiff's visit described; details given, scenes shown. [Columnist Patricio VILDOSOLA - (thru translator) claims Pinochet has sought peace with wisdom, patience and dignity.] [Chilean human rights commission spokesperson Gonzalo TABORGA - (thru translator) disagrees; explains.] [Socialist party spokesperson Ricardo LAGOS - notes dictatorship provides no means of majority expressing themselves.] Catholic Church's role in opposing Pinochet here outlined. [LAGOS - notes church has been spokesperson for the voiceless.] Vatican's response to Pinochet's request for private papal audience mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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