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In Depth (Vatican Murder) #624552

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The background of the Vatican City outlined.

(The Vatican: Keith Miller) The murder behind the wall where the pope is protected by the Swiss Guard featured; details given of the killing of the guard's new commander, Alois Estermann, and his wife by guard Cedrich Tornay. [Georgetown University Father Thomas REESE - comments.] The murder 150 years ago of the Vatican prime minister during political unrest and the 1981 assassination attempt in which Pope John Paul II was wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca recalled. [Documentary filmmaker Mario BIASETTI - cites the dedication of the guard.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Miller, Keith
Duration:
00:03:00

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