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Czechoslovakia / Exiled Nuns #129693

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 15, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Villavota, Czechoslovakia: Mike Lee) Internal exile of Roman Catholic nuns in Czechoslovakia during the postwar Communist regime featured; scenes shown of nuns who were forced into living in "towns of silence," like Villavota, Czechoslovakia, for 40 years. [Mother superior Sister ILLUMINATA - (thru translator) talks about suppression of church by Communists.] Role of these nuns as "spiritual guerrillas" recalled. [Sister MARKA - (thru translator) says we have to start reeducating the children.] Future for older and younger nuns noted.

Reporter(s):
Lee, Mike;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:02:30

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