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USSR / Relig. #562492

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Appt. by Pope John Paul II of Roman Catholic cardinal in Lithuania reported Issue of freedom of religion in USSR and Russian Orthodox Church in USSR featured; scenes shown of church services and of state- owned Monastery of the Caves in Kiev. [Moscow Archbishop TITON - (thru translator) says people are becoming aware of their past.] Repairing of Soviet churches because of Christian millennium and Mikhail Gorbachev's desire for church support of his reforms reported; historical film shown of destruction of churches by Joseph Stalin and his successors. Gorbachev's meeting with church officials reported shown. Existing regulations on religion examined. [Soviet cncl. of religion affairs spokesperson Yuri SMIRNOV - says church is not indep., but is part of state system here.] Underground church service shown. [Relig. dissident Aleksandr OGORODNIKOV - (thru translator) says doors of prisons have opened only since Gorbachev.] Restoration of Danilov Monastery noted; scenes shown. [SMIRNOV - discusses religion in USSR .] Newly-built church shown. [Father SERGEI - (thru translator) believes other churches will be needed and built.] [SMIRNOV - explains religion's relationship with law.]

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