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Poland / Papal Visit #531114

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 1983
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(Studio) Pol. risk for General Wojciech Jaruzelski's permission for Pope John Paul II to visit Poland noted; importance of Catholic Church in Poland, both politically and culturally, examined. Films shown. Role of Father Jerzy Popayushka in keeping Solidarity alive noted. [POPAYUSHKA - (thru translator) believes martial law excludes possibility of people and government reaching agreement.] Criticism of Cardinal Jozef Glemp's restraint by church hierarchy and activist priests mentioned; John Paul's apparent response discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Warsaw, Poland) Father Jan Gora's leadership of youth-in Poland examined; films shown. Reaction of young parishioners (named in report) to papal visit noted.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

Brokaw, Tom;
Miller, Keith

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