CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Catholic hierarchy noted arriving in Rome for talks with Pope John II on his upcoming United States tour; scenes shown.
(Rome, Italy: Mark Phillips) Vatican's economy problems examined; details given, scenes shown. [John Cardinal KROL - cites increase in operating expenses versus income.] [Vatican expert Wilton WYNN - explains Vatican's inability to sell assets such as Sistine Chapel.] Mussolini mentioned, historical footage shown. [Vatican expert Paul HOFMAN - criticizes Vatican's fundraising drive aimed at US.] Vatican Bank scandal and authorities' effort to arrest Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, held up inside Vatican City, noted. [Vatican expert Rupert CORNWELL - cites Vatican's inability to face external criticism.] [KROL - hopes for openness in fundraising efforts.]
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