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Pope / Central America Tour #289542

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1983
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's condemnation of human rights violations during Guatemala visit noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Guatemala City, Guatemala) Pontiff's arrival here featured; films shown. Vatican condemnation of President Efrain Rios Montt's human rights violations and his dismissal of papal plea for clemency for executed prisoners recalled. John Paul's reference to Rios Montt during Mass and message of support for oppressed Indians outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Pope's experience in revolutionary Nicaragua where Father Ernesto Cardenal holds cabinet post despite orders to the contrary from his bishop examined; films shown. Papal condemnation of leftist church here and crowd's response described, shown. John Paul II's visit to El Salvador, include stop at tomb of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero, examined; government's response noted.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Wagner, Richard

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