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South Africa / Apartheid / Church Response #295089

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1984
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(Studio) Incr. in church sermons denouncing South Africa's system of apartheid reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Capetown, South Africa) Reverend Allan Boesak's sermon at church in Capetown on Christmas Day, said no longer one of a kind. Recent protests by blacks and reaction by police described. Films shown. Church response reported [BOESAK - tells congregation of police shooting of 6-yr.-old boy.] [Catholic Archbishop Denis HURLEY - comments.] Recent report by South Africa Catholic bishops on police activity detailed. Catholic Church's arrangement of interview for CBS News with person claiming to have been beaten by police noted. [MAN - describes beating.] Security police raid on South African Council of Churches offices in September recalled; organization said headed by Bishop Desmond Tutu. [2nd MAN - asks official what he carries.] [OFFICIAL - can't tell.] Hurley's upcoming trial for charging South African forces with atrocities in Namibia noted. Possibility of trial for Boesak cited. [BOESAK - speaks to congregation re: responsibility as Christian to be politically responsible.]
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

Reporter(s):
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:50

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