CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005
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(Vatican: Aaron Brown) The situation in Rome as preparations for Friday's funeral for Pope John Paul II begin featured; scenes shown of the people in the street. [Holly See spokesman Joaquin NAVARRO-VALLS††- says the conclave will begin on April 18; states the Holy Father's will has been read & the cardinal has not been named.]
(Vatican: Anderson Cooper) The sense of desperation among the pilgrims waiting to view the pope's body reviewed; scenes shown from St. Peter's Square, the police handling crowd control, the tent cities in the fields, the emergency post for people who fainted. [Three PEOPLE - react.]
(Vatican: Aaron Brown) The funeral preparations & the conclave of cardinals previewed; scenes shown from St. Peter's Square.
(Rome: Jim Bittermann) The task for the cardinals to elect the pope's successor outlined; scenes shown of the cardinals; details given of the various issues. [Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac MURPHY-O'CONNOR†- says the church is united, but there is diversity.] [CNN Vatican analyst Father Thomas REESE†- says different parts of the world have different issues.] [CNN Vatican analyst John ALLEN†- says the cardinals don't think alike.]
(Vatican: Aaron Brown) Animated diagram shown of the crypt where Pope John Paul II will be buried on Friday.