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Pope in America / Santeria #111253

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Threat to United States Catholic Church here from competition by Santeria religion, introduction in United States by Cuban immigrants, examined; details given, scenes shown. Santeria's history reviewed. [Hialeah Santeria Church spokesperson Ernesto PICHARDO - explains parishioners' defection from Catholicism.] Socioecon. factors believed underlying Santeria's attractiveness to Cuban immigrants considered. [Jose RIVAS - describes daughter's illness, recovery after he joined Santeria.] [Psychologist Father Francis FLYNN, anthropologist professor Mercedes SANDOVAL - discuss Santeria.] [Lidya FINALE - claims spiritual superiority over Catholics.] [FLYNN - cites need for church to meet needs of Hispanics.]

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