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    The problems of the small Anglican community have mounted steadily since the Islamic Revolution.

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    C/U cross on church spire, tilt down to G/V church
    6 ft

    Interior: congregation singing, ceremony in progress (2 shots)
    20 ft

    22 ft

    Shrine to Anglican Bishop's murdered son
    25 ft

    C/U sign 'St Paul's Church'
    31 ft

    G/V guards on gates of church
    35 ft

    39 ft

    C/U Archbishop of Canterbury, Mr. Robert Runcie, speaking
    72 ft

    80 ft

    C/U Dr. Coleman's son speaking
    101 ft

    S/V three female missionaries seated (4 shots)
    110 ft

    C/U missionary speaking
    119 ft

    RUNCIE: The secretary of the Anglican bishop was not engaged in spying. The evidence seems to exist in some crude forgeries from the embassy, and I know there is nothing more substantial to be uncovered. Now there is an inevitable about the situation will lead to inflammatory statements. But I hope that nothing will be said to upset the wise and sober attempts being made to ensure that Jean Waddel and her friend come home safely.

    DR. COLEMAN'S SON: There was no indication what soever that they were involved in anything political. In fact they made express aims, really, not to say anything that was politically involved in any way ... they were very much loved by the people .... any charges like that are ludicrous really, and totally unfounded.

    MISSIONARY: I think it was just to find out whether one had political involvement in Iran


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    Background: The problems of the small Anglican community have mounted steadily since the Islamic Revolution. Some of its property has been seized, the number of communicants has halved to around a thousand. Today they have just two Iranian priests. Of the others, one, Dr. Coleman is missing, another was murdered, and a third has left the country. Their Bishop now lives in exile ... his son was murdered ... but the Anglican community gathered to mourn him and still continues to hold its faith ...

    ....but, Miss Jean Waddel, the bishop's secretary, was stopped from leaving and is now being interrogated, apparently about spying...

    The people to last talk to Dr. Coleman were three other missionaries....

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