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AIDS / Roman Catholic Church #112241

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Split in hierarchy of Roman Catholic Church between liberal and conservative bishops over use of condoms to prevent AIDS reported; details given of document addressing AIDS' emergency. [Monsignor John WOOLSEY - discusses issue of condoms education] Newspaper articles on Catholic bishops' policy statement shown; "Time" magazine quoted. [On NBC, Archbishop John MAY - discusses use of condoms to prevent AIDS.] [Cardinal John O'CONNOR - comments on differing interpretations of document.] Rewriting of part of document by Los Angeles, California, Archbishop Roger Mahony to modify position on use of condoms quoted. [On Chicago television show, Cardinal Joseph BERNARDIN - explains document; says doesn't condone use of condoms.] Uncertainty of Catholic bishops' position on condoms and AIDS reiterated.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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