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Ireland Revolt #221276

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 25, 1972
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(Studio) Uneasy truce in North Ireland broken by sporadic gunfire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Belfast, North Ireland) Dalsell family celebrates Christmas traditionally. Mr. Dalsell held hostage by gunmen last week. Bomb scares in school worry older son. Across town Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rooney's family has less splendid Christmas. Two families, one Protestant, one Catholic contrasted. Mass celebrated at Catholic church. [Bishop William PHILBIN - laments atmosphere of anxiety.] [Congregation sings at Presbyterian church.] Presby. church said sparsely attended as moderates have fled neighborhood. More militant said to have less use for the church. [Minister James MACALLISTER - says if God is here, there is hope.] [PARISHIONERS - express opinions.] Young Arthur Rooney takes part in funeral of friend, Denise Taggart, killed by stone thrown at soldiers.
REPORTER: Bob Simon and John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Simon, Bob

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