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El Salvador / Priests' Trouble #253246

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 20, 1977
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(Studio) Right-wing terrorist group in El Salvador, White Warrior Union, has warned about 50 Jesuit priests they must leave country by Thursday or be killed. Priests have become involved in tension between cntry.'s rich and poor.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Gulf between rich and poor noted. Priests like Father Paul Schindler of Cleveland, Ohio, have begun teaching peasants re: human rights. [SCHINDLER - notes threats to rich as peasants begin to recognize own rights and press for them.] Details with regard to treatment of priests, despite fact country is 99% Catholic, noted. Govt. and troops don't or won't protect priests. Father Schindler and others say they'll stay. [SCHINDLER - won't leave till thrown out.]
REPORTER: George Natanson

Mudd, Roger;
Natanson, George

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