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Cuba / Pope's Visit / Two Agendas #176069

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 20, 1998
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(Havana: Peter Jennings) The agenda for the two charismatic leaders in the spotlight this week, Cuban President Fidel Castro and Pope John Paul II, introduced.

(Vatican City: Bill Blakemore) The pope's mission to Cuba examined; details given of his position in support against the American embargo and for the independence of the small nation and the likelihood that he will call on Castro to give the people more freedom. [Pope's biographer Tad SZULC - comments.]

(Havana: Peter Jennings) Castro, the ultimate survivor, profiled; details given of why he invited the pope to come to Cuba. [Florida International University professor Lisandro PEREZ, Harvard University professor Jorge DOMINGUEZ - comment on Cuba and the pope's visit.] Castro's statements on the compatibility of Christianity and communism noted.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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