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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Vatican: Bill Blakemore) The 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's ascension to the throne featured; scenes shown of the celebrations by well-wishers & from a twilight Mass; details given of the pope's accomplishments & of his impact on the Catholic Church. [Archbishop of Durban Cardinal Wilfrid NAPIER†- cites the message of peace & human rights.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Vatican: David Wright) The pilgrimage to Rome by Americans featured; scenes shown of the papal celebration. [Pilgrim Kathleen CASTIGLONO‡- comments on the trip.] [Santa Susannah Church rector Father Paul ROBISHER‡- says the US sex scandal has tempered the enthusiasm for Rome.] [Americans Tim WOODS†, Warren MASON - outline views on the church.]

Jennings, Peter;
Blakemore, Bill;
Wright, David

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