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Pope John Paul II / South Italy Trip / United States Trip #56730

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 21, 1979
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported touring south Italy. Tape shown of Pope in Naples, Italy. Pope's trips to Ireland and United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Chicago, Illinois) Conflict between Pope's position and that of many Catholic laypeople with regard to birth control outlined. [Catholic Alternative Joan HARRIMAN - comments on Pope's stand on issue.] Issue of divorce also discussed. [Divorce Group Counselor Sister Paula RIPPLE - comments on issue.] [POPE - speaks against liberalization of rules governing Catholic clergy.] [Wife of Priest Pat HEMMER and husband CARL - comment with regard to papal views concerning priesthood.] Issue of women in church discussed. Group of nuns shown celebrating communion in secret. [Uniden. NUN - comments on issue.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don

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