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Pope / Cuba / Diplomacy #162275

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Miami: Bill Blakemore) The role of Pope John Paul II in the political and religious future of Fidel Castro's Cuba featured; details given of Castro's background talks with papal envoy Cardinal Etchegaray that led to a humanitarian role for the Catholic Church in Cuba and the appointment of a Cuban cardinal, Jaime Ortega. [US Catholic Relief Services Ken HACKETT, Vatican official (thru translator) Monsignor Carlos BALDERON - comment on the Cuba-Catholic dialogue.] The implications of the positive acceptance of the new Cuban cardinal by the moderates in the Cuban ex-patriot community in Miami noted. [Biographer of Castro and the Pope Tad SZULC - says Castro can be eased into new situations for the church.] [Miami's Father Jose MENENDEZ - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:40

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