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Pope / Monte Cassino #263868

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 18, 1979
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(Studio) Free Polish forces capture of Monte Cassino abbey in Italy from Germans during World War II recalled; Pope John Paul II's commemorative mass there reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Monte Cassino, Italy) Battle of Monte Cassino in which allies bombed monastery containing monks and Italian refugees rather than Nazis recalled; films shown. Large Polish losses during final storming of abbey in 1944 drive to take German held territory noted. Commemorative ceremony led by Pope John Paul II at reconstructed monastery and attended by large international gathering detailed; films shown. John Paul quoted re: nuclear arms.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Mudd, Roger

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