× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Pope / Philadelphia Visit #56877

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 03, 1979
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Pope John Paul II's visit to Philadelphia said highlighted by Mass in Logan Circle attended by John Cardinal Krol among others; film shown. Governor Richard Thornburgh quoted; William Penn mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Papal activities before leaving New York City for Philadelphia featured; films shown. [John PAUL - speaks in Battery Park.] Shea Stadium address noted. [POPE - mispronounces "skyscrapers."]
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) John Paul's arrival in Philadelphia, where he was met by John Cardinal Krol and other activities reported; films shown. [John PAUL - comments on city.] Mass at Logan Circle outlined; marriage and celibacy mentioned. Pontiff said expected to address issues of abortion and role of women in church.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Federal judge reported dismissing suit brought by Madalyn Murray O'Hair attempting to halt papal Mass on Washington Mall; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Pope John Paul's itinerary tomorrow outlined; final preparations in Chicago noted; films shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Blakemore, Bill;
Cioffi, Lou;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.