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Czechoslovakia / Relig. Freedom For Catholics #562477

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 28, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Petitioning for greater religion freedom by Roman Catholics in Czechoslovakia reported Report introduced.

(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Peter Kent) Current situation facing Roman Catholics in Czechoslovakia featured; scenes shown of surveillance window facing Pavel Retinka's home. [RETINKA - says those who enter and leave house are watched.] Mbrs. of Catholic human rights organization, Charter 77, shown. Communist restrictions on all religions detailed. [Father Vetslav MALEY - explains state's licensing of priests.] Underground nature of Maley's carrying out of priestly duties reported; scenes shown. [RETINKA - comments on priests without license.] [Czech Communist party head Milos JAKES - (thru translator) says state maintains churches.] Stalinist purge against Catholic priests in 1950s recalled.

Chung, Connie;
Kent, Peter

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