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Middle East / Pope's Visit / Jordan River / Baptism Issue #191148

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 19, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) The wave of controversy on the eve of Pope John Paul II's visit to the Holy Land reviewed; scenes shown of the vandalism at the Jerusalem site where his helicopter will land.

(On the Jordan River: Gillian Findlay) The controversy over baptisms in the Jordan River featured; scenes shown from baptism sites in Israel and in Jordan. [In Israel, visiting WOMAN - says this is where Jesus was baptized.] [In Jordan, tourism MINISTER - shows off the baptism site.] [Latin patriarch in Jerusalem, Michael SABBAGH - refuses to comment on the baptism subject.] [Ministry of tourism Ahuva GANOR - says it is best left to the believers.]

Findlay, Gillian;
Simpson, Carole

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