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Pope / Assassination Attempt Aftermath #71667

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) Pope reported out of intensive care.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Pope's condition said continuing good. Pope's 61st birthday noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Pope's condition discussed. Suburban scenes near hospital shown. High Mass said celebrated for pope's birthday. Scenes at Saint Peter's shown. Cardinals' visit to pope reported Pope said to be in hospital 1 month International team of doctors said invited to visit Pope.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore Artist: Gerald Andrea

(Studio) Iden. of pope's assailant said pursued; details with regard to Mehmet Ali Agca discussed. Scenes shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Police said believing only 1 gunman involved. D.I.G.O.S., Italian anti-terrorist squad, said issuing photos of 2 Turks believed Agca associates. Photo shown. Iden. as Mehmet Sener and Oral Gelik. Both said wanted on other murders. Pistol used in-attempt said traced back to Bulgaria. Rome police headquarters shown. Police said discounting international conspiracy to kill Pope. Doubt said cast on ever learning true identification of assailant.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Salinger, Pierre

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