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Waldheim-Pope Meeting #109782

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Italian government said ruling out any official contact with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim when he visits Pope John Paul II in Vatican next week

(Rome, Italy: David Ensor) Strain in Catholic-Jewish relations over Pontiff's audience with Waldheim due to latter's Nazi war crimes noted; scenes shown. [World Jewish Congress spokesperson Elan STEINBERG, American Jewish Congress spokesperson Henry SIEGMAN, Israeli foreign minister spokesperson Ehud GOL - condemns Pope's position; question his motive.] Vatican's response noted; Pope's mtgs. with Shimon Peres and Yasir Arafat noted.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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