NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1978
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(Studio) Discussion in Rome with regard to papal succession and that new pope might not be Italian noted. Earlier report on Italian candidates recalled.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Rome, Italy) Report on papal prospects among non-Italians. Last non-Italian pope noted as Adrian IV, who was Dutch; painting shown. Pope Paul VI and cardinals' conclave in Rome mentioned. Non-Italian candidates include Dutchman Johannes Willebrands, Argentine Eduardo Pironio and Austrian Franz Koenig. Films shown. American cardinals reported to be out of running for papacy; reasons cited. [WILLEBRANDS - discusses possibility of non-Italian pope.]
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann
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