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Pope Paul VI's Death #500499

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Roman Catholic Church's call for its cardinals to come to Rome to choose new pope noted. Details with regard to remains of Pope Paul VI, lying in state at Castel Gandolfo before removal to Vatican and later burial at Saint Peter's.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Rome, Italy) Respects paid to Pope Paul by villagers and others from Castel Gandolfo area and farther away reported Contd. normal conditions in Rome, include tourist activities, until Wednesday when remains will be returned to Vatican noted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Reactions to Pope's death from USSR newspaper "Izvestia" and from East Germany quoted. Other reactions reported

(Jerusalem, Israel) Report on prayer services at Church of the Holy Sepulcher, supposed site of Christ's crucifixion and burial. Pope's trip to Holy Land in 1964 mentioned.
REPORTER: Philip Till

(London, England) Queen Elizabeth II's order for flags to be flown at half staff in London, despite fact that official British religion is Anglican Catholic, not Roman Catholic, noted. Services at Westminster Cathedral reported
REPORTER: John Cochran

(NYC) Memorial mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC, attended by Terence Cardinal Cooke, New York Governor Hugh Carey, New York City Mayor Edward Koch and Senator Edward Kennedy. [Bishop Patrick AHERN - recalls Pope's visit to NYC.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Upcoming choice of new pope by cardinals stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Vatican City) Process by which new pope is selected outlined. Giovanni Montini's clearly favored status to become Paul VI in 1963 noted; films shown. Lack of favorites at this time stated. [Reverend Donald CAMPION - discusses outlook for conclave of cardinals and selection of new pope.] Impt. of cardinals' selection to future of Catholic Church examined. Pope Paul's opposition to birth control and demands for priestly celibacy cited.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Coverage of events in Rome described.

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Hager, Robert;
Hart, John;
Till, Philip;
Utley, Garrick

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