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Pope John Paul I Death #259772

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1978
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(Studio) Death of Pope John Paul I, head of Roman Catholic Church, noted. Length of reign reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vatican City) Details about Pope's death given. Mourner's presence in Clementine Chapel where he lies in state noted. John Paul's recent remarks to crowd in Saint Peter's Square noted. Requiem mass celebration in Saint Peter's Basilica reported; remarks of Archbishop Aurelio Sabattani quoted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Pope's birth in Italy's Dolomites Mts., as Albino Luciani, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Background on Pope's rise through church and short reign in papacy given. Films and photos shown. His position as patriarch of Venice and unfamiliarity with Vatican mentioned. Public perceptions of pope and his own attitudes and efforts towards office outlined.
REPORTER: Winston Burdett

(Studio) Upcoming conclave of cardinals to select new pope noted. President Carter's remarks about Pope John Paul quoted. Memorial services thruout US mentioned. Films shown. Service in Saint Matthew's Cathedral in DC shown. [Vice President Walter MONDALE - comments on pope's death.] Other services shown are in Saint Mary's in San Francisco, Holy Name in Chicago and Saint Patrick's in NYC. [Mrs. Rosalynn CARTER - comments on pope's death.] [John Cardinal CODY - thinks cardinals will look for another man of same type for next pope.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Burdett, Winston;
Cronkite, Walter

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