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Pope Paul / New Cardinals / Lefebvre #252845

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) Pope Paul VI uses installation service of 5 new cardinals at Vatican to issue warning to rebellious French archbishop
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Pope threatens Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre with excommunication if he goes through with ordinations of traditionalist priests in Switzerland on Wednesday Lefebvre says Pope is too liberal and has refused to go along with changes in church. Details with regard to ceremony for 5 raised to cardinals noted. Speculation is that it was arranged for Giovanni Benelli, who it's said Pope wants as successor. Others raised are from Prague, Czechoslovakia, Benin (Dahomey) and Munich, West Germany, and another Italian. Background on Benelli, also made archbishop of Florence, noted.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:02:20

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