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Roman Catholic Church / Protest #931

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1968
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(Studio) 150 students protest in Vatican Square supporting Roman Catholic priest Father Don Mazzi, suspended week ago for challenge to church authority. Parishioners at home church in Florence also protest.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Florence, Italy) 41 year old priest at center of rebellion. Fired after 14 years as priest. Film of protest shown. Parishioners plan protest against Pope Paul on Christmas Eve. Cardinal of Florence resignation sought. Rich, comfortable Christianity said object of protest by those who believe church chiefly for the poor. Mazzi prepared catechism portraying Christ as social agitator against wealthy and powerful. Film of Mazzi interview shown. Mazzi quoted with regard to Communism. Mazzi said basically simple man. Said concerned more with people than art treasures during Florence flood. Problems for Pope Paul listed. Roman Catholic reform noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:20

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