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Special Segment (America and The Pope) (Part I) #558625

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Bob Abernethy) Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's potential role in Pope John Paul II's effort to unite United States Catholics during his upcoming American tour examined; details given, scenes shown. Issues underlying American Catholics' growing schism with Vatican reviewed. [BERNARDIN - explains his role in US Church.] His role in reaching compromise over dissident bishop Raymond Hunthausen recalled. [BERNARDIN - recalls case.] His awareness of US Catholic church's growing Hispanic population and need of Church to adapt mentioned. Chicago's priest shortage described. [Parishoner Sue FRENCH - calls for women in priesthood.] [BERNARDIN - praises vibrancy of United States Catholic Church; describes source of his own strength.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Part II announced.

Abernethy, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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