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Pope in America / Florida, South Carolina #558216

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 11, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Dennis Murphy) Weather's disruption of Pope John Paul II's schedule here today featured; details given, scenes shown. His later meeting with United States Jewish leaders noted; Rabbi Mordecai Waxman's call for Pope to recognize Israel and oppose anti-Semitism cited. [WAXMAN - calls for halt to anti-Semitism.] [POPE John Paul - vows "never again" to a Holocaust.] Pontiff's support for Palestinian homeland as well as a Jewish one noted. [Simon Wiesenthal Center spokesperson Rabbi Marvin HIER - criticizes Vatican's terms for recognition of Israel.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Columbia, SC: Stan Bernard) Pope John Paul's appearance here, considered the Protestant Bible belt with country's lowest Catholic population, featured; details given, scenes shown. His meeting here with Protestant and Greek Orthodox leaders said aimed at easing anti-Catholic sentiments in region; anti-Catholic television commercial shown. [Reverend Billy RANDALL, Bob JONES - considers Pope the Anti-Christ.] Pontiff said not meeting with Jones, Jerry Falwell or Oral Roberts. [Reverend James ANDREWS, WOMAN - feel ecumenical movement has common God, end.]

Reporter(s):
Bernard, Stan;
Brokaw, Tom;
Murphy, Dennis
Duration:
00:06:10

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