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Pope / Priests and Politics #65822

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1980
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II reported ordering priests worldwide to keep out of pols.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Immediate effect of papal order on only Roman Catholic priest to hold office in United States noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Representative Robert DRINAN - says he accepts decision of Holy See.] Drinan's political career, with sanction of church, recalled; films shown. Drinan recalled filing 1st bill of impeachment against Rich, Nixon, [Drinan - expresses gratitude for political experience.] Drinan said opposed to John Paul's order. [Bishop Thomas KELLEY - comments.] Drinan, only priest holding national office, noted en route to vote in House
REPORTER: James Walker

Jennings, Peter;
Robinson, Max;
Walker, James

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