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February 27, 1985

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega held two meetings with a delegation of visiting U.S. Roman Catholic bishops to discuss the tense relations between his leftist goverment and the Nicaraguan church hierarchy. Archbishop John J. O'Connor of New York, leader of the delegation, said before the second meeting that Orgega was very responsive "and it is our hope that he wants to help in the reconciliation between church and state." Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago said Ortega asked the churchmen to assist in improving relations between Nicaragua and the United States.

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