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Pope in America / Miami #111245

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pope John Paul II reported starting his United States tour here; scenes shown. Pontiff mentioned currently meeting here with President Reagan.

(Miami, Florida: Jim Wooten) Pontiff's arrival featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - praises Pope.] [John PAUL - responds.] His remarks on American Catholics &Catholic homosexuals quoted. [Father Frank McNULTY - calls for wider acceptance of women within church.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Paradox within United States Catholic Church as reflected by ABC News poll outlined on screen, discussed.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Chris Bury) Health of American Catholic Church examined; scenes shown. [Ron SANTANIELLO - explains having infant daughter baptized in Catholic Church.] [Reverend Albert JOWDY - comments.] Demographic profile of American Catholics outlined. [Parochial school STUDENT - notes Christ's poverty.] [Principal Nellie Joe HENDRICKS - thinks parochial schools are growing nationwide.] Shortage of priests and nuns considered. [Reverend Gary BUECHE - hopes to avoid crisis in priesthood.] [SANTANIELLO - cites right to question all his beliefs.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming items announced.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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