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Reagan / Central American Policy and Pope #303034

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's claim that Pope John Paul II endorses his Central American policy, include aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas, examined. [REAGAN - claims pontiff supports him.] [Yesterday, REAGAN - claims Pope urges continuation of United States policy in Central America.] Vatican reported denying John Paul's support of military solution in region. [Archbishop James HICKEY - claims Catholic Church opposes military aid from US, USSR or anyone else to any party in Nicaragua's conflict.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' reaction quoted on screen. Possibility of President compromising with Congress on aid to Nicaraguan guerrillas explained.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:00

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