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Middle East / Pope's Holy Land Visit / Israel #191230

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 23, 2000
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(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) Pope John Paul II's visit to Israel on his trip to the Holy Land introduced.

(Jerusalem: Bill Blakemore) The pope's visit to Israel featured; scenes shown from the ceremonies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. [POPE - speaks about the victims of Nazism.] [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud BARAK - praises the pope for his mission of brotherhood and peace.] [Holocaust survivor David SHATEIL - reacts to what the pope said.]

(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) The continued request from some Jews for the Catholic church to apologize for not doing more about the Holocaust noted; details given of the decision of Moslem clerics to stay away from today's meeting of the pope and senior rabbis.

(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) The pope's plans to go to the Galilee tomorrow at the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount previewed; scenes shown of Catholics from the Dominican Republic in Galilee and of other pilgrims in Jerusalem. [Young Dominican MAN; from Rome, WOMAN; New York WOMAN - express excitement over seeing the pope.]

(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) Agreement between Germany and Jewish groups on compensation for those used as slave labor during World War II reported.

Blakemore, Bill;
Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter

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