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Pope John Paul II / United States Visit #266427

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1979
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(Studio) Priests for Equality reported calling for Washington, DC boycott of Pope John Paul II's mass there due to his discrimination against lay assistance in church services
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Des Moines, Iowa) Des Moines' Preparations for Pope's visit examined; films shown. [Iowa National Guard Captain John ENGLAND - comments.] Special preparations for medical emergencies cited; John Paul's visit to 38 parishioners of Saint Patrick's mentioned. [Papal advance team member Bishop Paul MARCINKUS - comments.] Indiv. families and Saint Patrick's priest named, shown.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Municipal authorities elsewhere noted seeking funds to pay for papal visit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Legendary statue of "Saint ExPedite" at Lady of Guadelupe Church, examined; films shown. [Pastor Father Peter ROGERS - recounts legend surrounding statue.] Non-Catholic parish in New Orleans noted taking Saint ExPedite as name for own church due to popularity of fig. [ROGERS - comments.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob;
Sheahan, John

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