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Pope John Paul II / Polish-Americans' Reactions #255091

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 1978
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(Studio) No. of Polish-Americans in United States given; largest concentration noted in Chicago. Their reaction to election of Pope John Paul II reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Celebration in Krakow, WI, described as same as if it were in namesake. [Video difficulty.] [John SOBIESKI - feels proud. Mentions that even though under Communist control, Poles in Poland cling to Catholic Church.] Reactions in Chicago, especially in neighborhoods, described. [Thelma SILBERT - is surprised, but thinks it timely and is giving message to Communist world to open churches.] [Walter GOLOJUCK - says it's great honor.] Phone calls to "Polish Dailyzgoda" newspaper reported [Florence DOBISKEWSKI - describes telephone calls.] [Evelyn TWERSKY - was going to give up watching for announcement of new pope.] [Josef WEGRZYN - says Polish people now have someone to look to.] Then-Cardinal Wojtyla's honorary mbrship. in Polish Roman Catholic Union, given him on visit here in 1976, mentioned. Chicago Bishop Alfred L. Abramowicz noted as friend of new pope. [ABRAMOWICZ - describes new pope.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) Dispute over pronunciation of new pope's name noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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