CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Focus on successor to Pope Paul and Saint Peter as Bishop of Rome reported Statement of Austrian Archbishop Franz Koenig, made in Vienna, quoted. Is noted that last non-Italian Pope was Adrian VI of Holland in 16th century.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Vatican City, Italy) Possibility that non-Italian will be elected Pope examined. Candidates listed include: Jean Villot of France and Johannes Willebrands of Holland, who has led dialogues among Catholics, Protestants and E. Orthodox; Italians Sergio Pignedoli, Ugo Poletti, who is vicar of city of Rome, Archbishop of Florence Giovanni Benelli, Sebastiano Baggio; and Eduardo Pironio from Argentina. Pols. noted as reason for exclusion of United States cardinals from papacy. Films and photos shown. Popes John XXIII and Paul VI described. Outlook for next pope given.
REPORTER: Winston Burdett
(Studio) Controversy in Paul's reign noted. Statements of British Catholic writer Paul Johnson about Pope's reign reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Chicago, Illinois) Interview with Father Andrew Greeley shown. [GREELEY - discusses Sebastiano Cardinal Baggio as potential successor.] Catholic liberals' view of Pope Paul described. [GREELEY - states view of type of man needed as next pope; says it needs to be personality similar to Pope John's.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw
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