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Organisations: Solidarity
Locations: Venice


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Pope's plea to Reagan

BEFORE journeying to take part in the Seven Nations' Summit in Venice, President Reagan visited the Pope at the Vatican for nearly an hour last Saturday.

The two discussed the arms race with special reference to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, according to presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater.

Pope John Paul urged the President to end the arms race and accused some nations of giving "mere lip service" to moral and spiritual values. The Pope also suggested that President Reagan might look at enemies "in a new perspective, as brothers and sisters in the human family".

For his part, President Reagan used the occasion to criticise the Soviet Union for repressing the freedom of worship. He continued by noting "the powerful stirrings to the East of a belief that will not die, despite a generation of oppression", and noted how the "power of the spiritual force" had been shown in Poland through the Solidarity movement.

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