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Poland / Catholic Church / United States Reaction / US-USSR Relations #69610

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 20, 1981
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(Studio) Resistance to government in Poland reported continue.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Vienna, Austria) Archbishop Jozef Glemp reported calling for calm. Violence noted continuing, though unreported on Polish TV. Arrival in Poland of papal emissary, Archbishop Luigi Poggi, reported Demonstrations in London, England, and planning sessions in Vienna, Austria, by Solidarity supporters shown.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) [Secretary Defense Caspar WEINBERGER (Courtesy "This Wk. With David Brinkley)"says appeal by Polish churches for calm is another sign of government domination.] Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Edwin Meese mentioned; films shown courtesy CBS, NBC. [WEINBERGER - notes possible national security measures.] Possibility mentioned that US-USSR relations could suffer. [HAIG - comments.] Trade reported continuing as usual with USSR .
REPORTER: Joe Benton

(Studio) Caution noted in attitude of Catholic Church; Archbishop Glemp, Pope John Paul II mentioned; films shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Benton, Joe;
Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, Hal

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