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Pope John Paul II #255099

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 1978
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's statements made in televised sermon reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Pope's visit to Catholic hospital where old friend, fellow Pole and Vatican official, is ill noted; his reception by crowd described. His leaving Vatican mentioned as unusual. Concerns of some that election of Polish cardinal as pope will bring confrontation between church and Communism stated. Denial of this by American cardinals who took part in conclave reported. [John Cardinal DEARDEN - says choice is not political action but religious one.] Pope's comments on this question during mass to close conclave quoted; mass cited as celebrated in Sistine Chapel.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Polish government reaction to papal election and easing of passport restrictions to allow Poles to go to Rome for coronation, to be held Sunday, noted. Special meaning of papal election for one Detroit family reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Chrysler Corporation employee John Wojtylo's (sic) discovery that his cousin had been elected pope described. [WOJTYLO - tells of wife's report to him that cousin was elected.] Wojtylo's background outlined. His meeting with then-Cardinal Wojtyla in Detroit in 1976 mentioned. Photos shown. [MEN - question Wojtylo about cousin being pope.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert;
Webster, Don

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