NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1976
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(Studio) Italian elections of interest; Communists could get foothold. Showdown between Catholic Church and Communists could occur.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Vatican City, Italy) Catholic Church feels threatened. Throughout campaign, Pope urges people not to vote Communist; especially upset by 6 leading Catholic laymen running as Communist candidates; Raniero LaValle 1 of candidates: reason for running on Communist ticket outlined. Film of LaValle speaking in Perusia, Italy, shown.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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