ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 17, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Rome: Jim Bittermann) Controversy over Pope John Paul II's beatification of Spanish Monsignor Jose Escriv featured; scenes shown from the Vatican of Saint Peter's Square filled with pilgrims supporting Father Escriv and Opus Dei, the organization he founded dedicated to bringing Catholicism into everyday life. [Ex-follower Maria DEL CARMEN TAPIA - calls it a sect of fanatics.] [Father Luis CARRION, Flavio CAPUCHE, Congregation of Saints Causes Father Ambrogio ESZER, two WOMEN - defend Escriv , Opus Dei and the sainthood process.] The Pope's message to the church in supporting the beatification of Escriv reiterated.
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