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Pope Paul VI's Death #55583

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1978
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(Studio) Removal of late Pope Paul VI's remains from Castel Gandolfo in Alban Hills outside Rome to Vatican City noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Details given about procession bringing Pope's remains to Vatican City, through Rome, to lie in state and later be buried at Saint Peter's Basilica. Mentioned in report are Coliseum, Christian martyrs, Easter and Popes John XXIII and Pius XII.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Preparations for funeral and cardinals' choice of successor to Pope reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Outlook for choice of new pope by college of cardinals given; makeup of college, changed under Pope Paul, and important of 3rd world cardinals in choice examined. Ints. in Africa, Asia, and South American as well as in West, noted. Possible successors to Pope include Argentine Eduardo Pironio and Italian Sergio Pignedoli.
REPORTER: Jack Smith Artist: Freda Reiter

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Smith, Jack

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