CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Castel Gandolfo, Italy: Mark Phillips) Pope John Paul II's meeting with Jewish leaders today to discuss their concern over his recent audience with accused Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim said groundwork for pontiff's US visit next week; details given, scenes shown. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Rabbi Marc TANENBAUM - describes meeting] Pope John Paul's 1982 meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat said adding to Vatican-Jewish tensions; his visit to Rome synagogue and Nazi death camps also recalled. [Reverend William KEELER - comments.] Vatican said promising major document soon on the Holocaust and anti-semitism. [Rabbi Gilbert KLAPERMAN - notes history of Jewish-Catholic relations has been one of crisis; cites Spanish Inquisition as example] Vatican's refusal to recognize Israel mentioned.
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