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Poland / Papal Visit #290990

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 1983
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(Studio) Polish government reported agreeing to meeting between Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II; pontiff's general itinerary outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Warsaw, Poland) John Paul's meeting with General Wojciech Jaruzelski examined; films shown. Ldrs.' remarks to each other quoted, discussed. Issue of Pope's upcoming meeting with Walesa considered; pontiff's meeting today with Barbara Sadowska noted. Sadowska's son recalled killed as result of police beating last month; police attack on her as well also recalled. Pro-Solidarity displays during papal Mass today shown, discussed; significance of his remarks cited.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Warsaw, Poland) Public's response to papal visit noted, shown; pilgrimage from Zielonka to Warsaw cited as example Reaction of various pilgrims to papal visit outlined. [Gdansk RESIDENT - doesn't believe West understands situation in Poland as Pope does.]

(Studio) Anti-government demonstrations following Mass and police response described; religious importance of Czestochowa's Black Madonna shrine to Polish Catholics explained.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Czestochowa, Poland) Econ. plight of Poland as illustrated here examined. [Father Jan Gajda - notes severity of life in Poland; believes papal visit will lift spirits.] [Marian ZABOKLO - wants economy life to improve; praises papal visit.] [Ewa ZABOKLO - (thru translator) believes life will remain unchanged.] Fear that pontiff's visit will be ineffectual noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Simon, Bob

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