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Special Segment (John Paul II and Dissent) #508742

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 01, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Rome, Italy) John Paul II and divisions within Roman Catholic Church examined; films shown. Uniqueness of this week's papal audience in Vatican City noted, shown. His different approach to recent synod of Dutch bishops with regard to abortion, homosexuality and priestly celibacy examined; calling in of Dutch theologian Reverend Edward Schillebeeckx for examination of his stand on certain issues cited. [SCHILLEBEECKX - comments.] Punishment of theologian Hans Kueng for his views on papal infallibility and virgin birth recalled. [KUENG - comments.] [Reverend Gerald O'COLLINS - comments on John Paul II.] Ldrship., rather than papal authority, said issue being challenged; details given.

Brinkley, David;
Hart, John

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