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Christmas / Bethlehem / Vatican #238310

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem and Rome.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bethlehem, occupied Jordan) Israeli soldiers keep watch as Arab Boy Scouts and Bethlehem band play and march in honor of Jesus Christ's birthday. Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Monsignor Beltritti arrives. Arab mayor greets him. Parts of Bethlehem shown. Mayor wants to ban cars and commercialism. Midnight mass held in Church of the Nativity, reported birthplace of Christ.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) 8 million pilgrims visited Vatican during Holy Yr.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) 100,000 gather in Saint Peter's Square where Pope Paul VI to say Christmas Eve midnight mass. Pope ceremoniously brings Holy Yr. to end by closing door.
REPORTER: Winston Burdett

Burdett, Winston;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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