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Pope-Waldheim Meeting #316212

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Growing rift in Catholic-Jewish relations over Pope John Paul II's decision to meet in Vatican with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, barred from entering United States due to his Nazi war crimes, examined; details given, scenes shown. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Rabbi Marc TANENBAUM - questions if Pope would have met Adolf Hitler in Vatican; wonders what his limits are in conferring moral sanction through such audiences.] [Simon Wiesenthal Center spokesperson Rabbi Marvin HIER - believes Pope is helping orchestrate Waldheim's return to society.] [American Jewish Congress spokesperson Henry SIEGMAN - explains cancelling scheduled meeting with Pope during US visit.] Vatican's response outlined. [Holocaust SURVIVOR - regrets situation.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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