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Solidarity leaders blame Warsaw in priest's abduction

Solidarity founder Lech Walesa and underground leaders of the outlawed union said Wednesday that Poland's communist authorities bear responsibility for the abduction of a pro-Solidarity priest, the Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko. Pope John Paul II issued an appeal in the Vatican yesterday for his release and called his abduction ''an inhuman act.''

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Fr. Popieluszko was abducted on a highway Oct. 19 near Torun, northwest of Warsaw. No one has claimed responsibility.

Government spokesman Jerzy Urban said Tuesday the kidnapping of Fr. Popieluszko was a politically motivated act aimed against the communist leadership. He said the entire police force was investigating the case.

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