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(Rome, Italy: Dan Rather) Upcoming meeting between USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II noted. Pope's struggles against adversity reviewed; scenes shown of assassination attempt against Pope. Terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca recalled claiming that assassination was Soviet plot using Bulgarian secret police as mediators. [Polish Monsignor Ivan DOTCHMAN - comments on Pope's view of Communism] [Vatican spokesperson Joaquin NAVARRO VALLS - says Joseph Stalin would not believe current events.] Gorbachev's allowance of religion observances reviewed; scenes shown.
- Rather, Dan
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