Search the Archive

Catholic Church / Pope / Lefebvre #49285

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Reporter(s):
Brown, Hilary;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Jack
Duration:
00:03:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.