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Papal Assassination Plot #282019

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1982
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(Studio) Bulgaria reported detaining 1 of 5 Turks sought in connection with last yr.'s attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II. Bulgaria's reaction to papal gunman's implication of Bulgarians in shooting noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Mehmet Ali Agca's statements during trial in which he denied having accomplices recalled; films shown. Agca's apparent change of heart and his implications of others examined; recent arrest here of Bulgarian Sergei Antonov recalled. Possible involvement of 2 other Bulgarians and implications of statement by Italian union official who aided Red Brigades in kidnapping General James Dozier and who claims to be Bulgarian agent considered. Agca's new testimony outlined on screen; Bulgaria's reaction noted. Probability that USSR agents were involved in Bulgaria cited.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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