NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Brazil) Conflict between Vatican and activist priests over liberation theology examined; Brazil's Father Edward Neeland cited as example [NEELAND - explains theology's political basis; describes landowners' response to peasants' takeover of untilled land, with backing of local Catholic church.] Focus of Pope John Paul II's concern over liberation theology considered. Liberation theology proponent Father Leonardo Boff's interpretation of Marxism outlined. [BOFF - (thru translator) wants church more Brazilian, black, Latin American] [NEELAND - recs. his inspiration from Bible; explains.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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