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Pope / Ireland and United States Visit #61959

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 1979
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland said 1st such by any pope; effect of North Ireland conflict on visit outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Drogheda, Ireland) Role of Shrine of Knock in Irish Catholicism explained; pontiff's most important political speech said occurring in Drogheda. Details given of Drogehda's historical significance. John Paul noted canceling trip to Armagh, North Ireland, the ecclesiastical capital of all Ireland, due to assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Dublin, Ireland) Anchor extols virtues of Dubliners; visits of Saint Patrick and John F. Kennedy mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Estimated total cost of pope's United States visit noted; individual cost estimates for United States cities listed.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Boston, Massachusetts) John Paul's Boston visit examined; costs detailed, specifics listed on screen. [PEOPLE - comment on expense.]
REPORTER: James Walker

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Salinger, Pierre;
Walker, James

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