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Special Assignment (The Pope in America) (Part I) #111133

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Bill Blakemore) Divisions within United States Catholic community facing Pope John Paul II when he visits next month examined; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - praise pontiff's New Orleans schedule.] [Father Carter RICHAUD - comments on Pope's task.] [Dr. William McCREADY - describes American Catholics' perception of John Paul.] Pontiff's schedule illustrated on map. [Sister Pat HUSSEY - notes Pope's attitude toward women.] [Gay Catholic Bill VONALVES - doesn't respect Pope.] Attitude of United States Catholics toward disagreement with Pope and growing role of Hispanic Americans in church considered. [RICHAUD - hopes pontiff's trip makes Catholics reconsider their positions.]

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Part II announced.

Blakemore, Bill;
Threlkeld, Richard

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