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Catholic Church / Pope / Lefebvre #49285

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1977
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(Studio) Schism in Roman Catholic Church seems inevitable, due to French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's defiance of Pope Paul VI by ordaining priests at his traditionalist seminary in Switzerland.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Econe, Switzerland) Many traditionalist Catholics come to ceremony. Details of dispute with Pope's policies noted. [Reverend Don. SANBORNE - says this action no different from actions of many popes and saints thruout history.] Action representatives 1 of most serious splits in church since Reformation.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(No location given) Pope Paul VI celebrates 14th anniversary of his coronation and makes no statement with regard to Lefebvre's actions. Vatican keeps official silence, but Pope probably has little choice but to follow through. with previous promise of excommunication.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

Brown, Hilary;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Jack

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