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Gorbachev-Pope Meeting / Lithuanian Catholic Church #324849

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1989
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(Rome, Italy: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's meeting with Pope John Paul II noted. Report introduced.

(Lithuania, USSR : Peter Van Sant) State of Catholic Church in USSR examined; situation in Lithuania, USSR , featured as example Gorbachev's reforms reported allowing some religion freedoms here; scenes shown. [Cardinal Vincentas SLADKEVICIUS - comments on religion] Gorbachev reported allowing relig. freedom in exchange for support of his economy reforms. [Former refugee Juozar POLIKAITIS - comments on celebrating legal Mass for first time in years] Relig. history of Lithuania reviewed; historic scenes shown from Joseph Stalin's rule. [PRIEST - (thru translator) comments on future.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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