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Poland / Pope's Visit #264289

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 1979
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(Studio) Historical and political significance of Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Warsaw, Poland) Social and political contradictions in Poland examined, include proliferation of underground publications by nation's dissidents. Dependence on church by Jewish dissident Helena Wojtiwo outlined. [WOJTIWO - discusses situation.] Interface between Catholic Church in Poland and communist government examined. Precedent-setting mtg between Cardinal Wyszynski and Polish leader Edward Gierek reported Wyszynski's secretary Jerzy DOMBROSKI - comments.] Pope John Paul's visit to Nazi death camps such as Auschwitz, noted. Poland's refusal to allow pope to visit during anniversary of Saint Stanislaus detailed; second celebration of street's anniversary during Pope's visit said planned by church. Apparent stalemate between church and state here noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Associated Press report with regard to Lithuania Catholic&' traveling to border area to watch Polish television coverage of Pope's visit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom

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