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Pope / Iowa and Philadelphia Visits / Women #260891

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1979
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(Studio) Report on Pope John Paul II's Iowa visit introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Des Moines, Iowa) John Paul's attraction to rural areas said exemplified by his visit to Saint Patrick's Irish Settlement Catholic Church; films shown. [PONTIFF - glorifies farm community.] His later visit to farm museum outlined, shown.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Outdoor Mass in Philadelphia, prior to his departure for Iowa, said largest on John Paul's trip so far.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(PhiladelPhia, Pennsylvania) Pope said choosing conservative Philadelphia diocese to reaffirm his positions on priestly celibacy and role of women in church. [John PAUL - says men are traditionally called to priesthood and not women.] Debate noted likely to continue despite papal resistance.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois) Boycott of John Paul's Chicago visit by some, in protest to his anti-woman philosophy, examined. [Debbie STUMPF - notes sexism in pontiff's remarks.] John Paul's apparent negation of historical circumstances at time of Christ's selection of men as priests cited. [Theologian Sister Anne CARR - comments.]

(s) Upcoming items and special broadcast tonight announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Faw, Bob;
Quint, Bert

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