ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 12, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(No location given: Bill Blakemore) Pope John Paul II's apology for horrors committed by groups of Roman Catholics over the centuries featured; details given of "sins" against Jews, women and "heretics." [New York archdioceses Patrick AHERN - lists sins.] Reasons for publicly acknowledging old sins outlined. [Theologian Reverend Georges COTTIER - (thru translator) calls this a beginning.] [In Israel, Shalom Hartman Institution Rabbi David HARTMAN; Palestinian Academic Society Dr. Mahdi ABDUL-HADI - react to the Catholic apology.]
(Studio: Carole Simpson; Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) The mixed reaction to the pope's message and whether the pope may comment on the Holocaust during his coming visit to the Holy Land discussed.
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