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Pope / British Trip #523827

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1982
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(Studio) Status of Roman Catholic Church in Great Britain recalled beginning with King Henry VIII.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Anti-Catholic sentiment here examined in light of Pope John Paul II's upcoming visit. [Reverend Ian PAISLEY - considers pontiff an Antichrist.] Henry VIII's break with Rome explained; Anne Boleyn, Thomas More and Catherine of Aragon incld. in discussion. Elizabeth I's anti-Catholic stance noted. Anti-Catholic event, The Gunpowder Plot, explained. Pontiff's British visit considered; Queen Elizabeth said dismissing idea of violence against Pope John Paul. [Catholic layman Norman ST. JOHN-STEVAS - explains position between Pope and Queen.] Current atmosphere in Little Crosby community noted. [PRIEST - comments on pontiff's arrival.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

Cochran, John;
Mudd, Roger

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