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Christmas Celebrations #93909

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's Christmas remarks in Vatican City reported.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Rome, Italy) Details given with regard to Christmas Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Pope's remarks quoted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Communists in China (PR) said to have turned Catholic Church of the Saviour, in Peking, into warehouse when they took over. Its reopening this Christmas reported Scenes shown. United States celebrations noted.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(No location given) Report given on Christmas events across US, include DC, Minnesota and Iowa, Los Angeles and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Merrill Lynch's offer for senior citizens to make long distance telephone calls noted. Chicago weather mentioned. Efforts to help homeless in various cities cited; also noted is USO participation with those in armed services. [MAN - comments re: food available.] Santa Claus mentioned.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Walker, Hal

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