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Pope John Paul II / Latin American Trip #260184

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) Celebration of 1st Catholic mass in New World, on island now known as Dominican Republican, during Christopher Columbus' 2nd expedition noted. Pope John Paul II's celebration of mass there reported to be 1st by pope. His Latin American tour mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republican) Pope's news conference on plane en route from Rome noted. Details given about conference of Latin American bishops he'll convene in Mexico on Saturday [POPE - comments on conference and on feelings about job after 3 mos.] Pope's comments about flight path over Spain and Columbus' trip to Dominican Republican, which brought Christianity to New World, reported Greetings for pope during motorcade into Santo Domingo and at Cathedral of Santo Domingo described. Pope's plans for stay in Santo Domingo before going on to Mexico cited.

(Studio) Pope's revelation of plans to visit US, but not when, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam

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