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Christmas #82312

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report on Christmas message of pope John Paul II to Rome and world, delivered in Saint Peter's Square. Film shown. pope's remarks with regard to arms race and hunger quoted. [POPE - issues blessing in English.] Heavy Israeli security at Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, Occupied West Bank, but no incidents, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Bethlehem, Occupied West Bank) Christmas celebrations for children in Bethlehem reported to include Santa Claus and parade. Israeli army and Manger Square mentioned. Special meaning of birth in Bethlehem to Christians all over world and those in Bethlehem cited. [Teenager Claire al-HIHI - comments.]
REPORTER: John Donvan

Donaldson, Sam;
Donvan, John

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