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Eastern Europe / USSR / Religion and Nationalism #324832

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1989
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(Prague, Czechoslovakia: DR, Tom Fenton) Connection between religion and nationalism in recent political developments in E. Europe discussed. Upcoming meeting between USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II discussed. Report introduced.

(Ukraine, USSR : Tom Fenton) Illegal Roman Catholic Church and government- sanctioned Russian Orthodox Church in USSR examined; details given, scenes shown from clandestine Catholic Mass celebrated in Ukraine, USSR , by Father Nichola Kostiuk. [KOSTIUK - (thru translator) comments on his illegal vocation.] Persecution of priests and nuns here discussed; Joseph Stalin mentioned. Gorbachev's dilemma of ethnic nationalism, which is directly linked to religion, noted most critical in Ukraine; scenes shown of Catholic reburial of Ukrainians who were killed under Stalin's order.

Fenton, Tom

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