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Pope's Latin American Visit #56300

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's departure for Latin American visit noted. His scheduled trips to Dominican Republican and Mexico reported Film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Details given about pope's meeting with news reporters on board plane after takeoff from Rome. His comments on various issues noted. [POPE - discusses 1st few mos. in job.]
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(No location given) Pope's arrival in Dominican Republican noted; greeting ceremonies near Santo Domingo described. Welcome by President Antonio Guzman reported [POPE - addresses crowd in Spanish.] His upcoming appearance at Mexico conference of Latin American bishops mentioned. Issues involved in conf. stated. United Press International information with regard to pope's stand on Catholicism's role in social change and using force to overthrow Latin American dictatorship given. Impt. of this area to church and church problems here cited. Cathedral of Santo Domingo mentioned.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Pope's talk with President Carter as plane flew over Puerto Rico noted. John Paul's confirmation of intention to visit United States reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Blakemore, Bill;
Martin, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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