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Spain / Pope Visits #520526

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 31, 1982
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported arriving in Spain for visit.

(Madrid, Spain) Pontiff's arrival, met by King Juan Carlos, and visit examined; films shown. Implications of new Socialist government for Catholic Church here noted; Church's ties with dictator Francisco Franco recalled. Polish Archbishop Jozef Glemp noted accompanying pontiff.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

(Madrid, Spain) Church's declining influence here examined; films shown. Father Victor Martinez's efforts featured. [MARTINEZ - (thru translator) notes inevitable link between religion and pols.; considers Pope's visit a spectacle; notes congregation's indifference.]
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.

Compton, James;
Kur, Bob;
Miller, Keith

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