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September 23, 1985

Polish Cardinal Jozef Glemp said his country has been forced to "take from the poor and give to the rich" in paying $3 billion in annual interest on its foreign debt. He attributed Poland's economic distress in part to U.S. trade sanctions. Glemp, in Detroit on a U.S. tour, said that easing sanctions could help rejuvenate Poland's economy. "Poland is a poor country, especially after the crisis of martial law," Glemp, the spiritual leader of 34 million Catholics in his country, said. President Reagan has said he will not lift trade sanctions because he considers the Polish government oppressive.

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