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CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 19, 2002
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(Studio: Jane Clayson) The meeting of American and Canadian Catholics in Montreal to discuss the shortage of priests reported.

(New York: Randall Pinkston) Plans for American Cardinals to meet with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican reported; details given of CBS poll results showing that Catholics believe the priest sex abuse scandal has been mishandled and that more Catholics want to allow priests to marry. [Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger MAHONY - says he expects a very open discussion.] [Catholic theologian Rev. Richard John NEWHAUS - says reconsidering enforced celibacy for priests would be a mistake.]

Clayson, Jane;
Pinkston, Randall

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