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Pope John Paul II #255077

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 1978
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(Studio) Choice of new pope who is non-Italian for Catholic Church noted. Is reported that this is 1st non-Italian pope since Adrian VI of Holland was elected in 1522. Pope John Paul I mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vatican City) Details about cardinals' election of Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, as new pope given. Reception of pope by Crowd in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City described. Cardinal-deacon Pericle Felici's announcement of selection noted. [FELICI - intros. new pope.] Name chosen by new pope reported to be John Paul II. [Pope JOHN PAUL II - addresses crowd.] New pope's comments translated. Reaction of Romans in crowd to selection of non-Italian as pope described.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) John Paul II noted as one of youngest popes, age 58, in modern history.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vatican City) Background report on new pope. Films and photos shown. John Paul II's studies in Krakow, Belgium, France and Rome and his rise in church outlined, as well as his travels, include trip to Niagara Falls in 1976. He is noted to be multilingual and author of many books. Expected views of new pope examined. Pol. aspects of pope's background, coming from Communist Poland, given. Prospect for John Paul II to have long reign due to age reported.
REPORTER: Winston Burdett

(Studio) Upcoming reports in news broadcast and special broadcast to be shown later, "Pope John Paul II: A Man from Poland", noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Burdett, Winston;
Cronkite, Walter

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