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Pope in America / Miami #111259

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 11, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Jim Wooten) Pope John Paul II's first full day of United States tour featured; details given, scenes shown. Weather's disruption of Mass noted. Contd. tension in Vatican-Jewish relations described. [Synagogue Council of America spokesperson Rabbi Mordecai WAXMAN - calls for greater attention to Christian roots of anti-Semitism.] John Paul's response, include rejection of Jews' call for Vatican recognition of Israel, outlined. [POPE - calls for rights for Palestinians as well.] His silence on recent meeting with Kurt Waldheim while reaffirming Holocaust as unique Jewish experience noted. His cancelled speech said condemning arms expenditures and substance abuse.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Columbia, SC: David Ensor) Papal appearance here, heart of Protestant Bible belt, featured; details given, scenes shown. Region's history of anti-Catholic prejudice described. [Bob Jones Univ. Chancellor Bob JONES - considers any Baptist preacher who meets with Pope is traitor to Christ.] [African Methodist Church Bishop Philip COUSIN - explains ecumenical meeting with pontiff.] [Pope John PAUL - praises area's hospitality.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Antonio, Texas: John Qui

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John;
Wooten, Jim

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