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Pope / United States and Ireland Visit #260403

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1979
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported arriving in Boston to begin United States visit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Pope's Boston arrival reported, shown. Those greeting the pontiff noted include Rosalynn Carter, Senator and Mrs. Edward Kennedy, Thomas O'Neill, John McCormick. [Rosalynn CARTER - praises pope.] [John PAUL - speaks to crowd.] Pontiff's comment to Boston Cardinal Humberto Medeiros quoted; music from movie "Rocky" noted played for motorcade. John Paul's motorcade shown, detailed. Protest march over shooting of black football player noted; details given. [WOMAN - comments.] Mass in Boston Commons shown; theme of Mass noted echoing message in Poland, Ireland and Mexico.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Pope's final Irish Mass, in Limerick, noted; films shown. John Paul said making repeated appeals for end to sectarian violence while in Ireland.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Belfast, North Ireland) Sniper attack on British patrol near Belfast by IRA reported coming from home of Catholic family held captive over night; films shown. Sinn Fein spokesperson quoted with regard to lack of ceasefire despite pope's appeal. [Sinn Fein spokesperson Joe AUSTIN - comments.] Militant Protestants in Belfast said not likely to halt their violence either. [Ulster Defense Association spokesperson Glenn BARR - comments.]

(Studio) British Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher quoted with regard to Pope's plea and North Ireland. Special broadcast of pontiff's United States visit tonight announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Plante, Bill

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