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Priests' Arrest and Suspension #442557

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 27, 1969
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(Studio) Young priests have been accusing Roman Catholic superiors of racism; 2 priests arrested for making charges.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cleveland, Ohio) Before Mass at Saint John's Cathedral, 2 priests and group called Christians Who are passed out pamphlets charging diocese with racism and ignoring poverty. Cathedral heads call police; 2 priests arrested. [Reverend Robert BEGIN - claims nothing done about racism, poverty and war in diocese.] Diocese officials say police action necessary for congregation safety; complaints unjustified. [Monsignor James QUINN - says actions are scandal to faithful.] Priests suspended; meet with diocese officials; Cleveland bishop refuses to drop charges.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:02:40

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