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Pope / Swiss Visit, Assassination Attempt Report #297435

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 1984
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported beginning his visit to Switzerland tomorrow.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Italian prosecutor's report on investigation into attempted assassination of pontiff in May 1981 said accusing USSR -run Bulgarian secret police and Turkish Mafia of attack through Mehmet Ali Agca; apparent motive for assassination attempt noted centering on political crisis in eastern Europe. Report quoted on screen. [Journalist Claire STERLING - discusses implications of report for USSR 's culpability.] Report said recommending trying Bulgarians Sergei Antonov and former embassy workers; apparent role of Agca's accomplice Oral Celik and his successful escape described. [STERLING - notes evidence substantiating allegations.] Reaction of Antonov's defense attorney Giuseppe Consolo noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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