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Pope in America / Monterey, San Francisco #558320

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pope John Paul II's Mass in Monterey, California, for migrant farm workers reported, shown. His later visit to grave of Carmel founder Father Junipero Serra, scheduled for beatification later, noted. Pontiff's planned mtg. with AIDS victims and their families in San Francisco noted.

(San Francisco, California: David Burrington) Dissent among gay Catholics here over Church's position on homosexuality and potential implications for Pope John Paul's appearance here examined; details given, scenes shown. Church's opposition to holding services for gay parishioners noted. [Tom CARROLL - notes implications of Pope's orders.] [Father Anthony MAGUIRE - describes trying to serve both gay parishioners and Vatican.] Archbishop John Quinn's position, include endorsement of Father Robert Arpon, diagnosed as having AIDS, noted. [ARPON - praises Quinn's support for him.] [AIDS victim John LACOCO - defs. his religious sincerity; would like Pope to be more Christ- like.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David

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