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Segment 3 (Church vs. State) #501178

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) Feature with regard to pope's visit to Latin American introduced Legal restrictions on Roman Catholic Church there noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Mexico City, Mexico) Chapel of Holy Virgin of Rosary in Puebla, Mexico, filmed, discussed. Hostile relations between church and state in Mexico noted. Pope's visit anticipated. Details with regard to Mexican constitution and church affairs cited. History of Catholic church in Mexico recalled. 1916 film shown. Church said no longer representative of ruling class. Nicaragua situation cited. Role of church in reaction against Anastasio Somoza noted. Church as advocate of poor and oppressed noted. [Newspaper columnist Pedro GRINGOIRE - sees future for church in Latin American] Nicaraguan rebellion recalled. Scenes shown. Church involvement noted. Pros and cons of church's political activist role considered.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Brinkley, David;
Lewis, George

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