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December 30, 1985

About 10,000 worshipers at a Warsaw church applauded a priest who denounced Poland's Communist rulers for "criminal machinations." Father Jan Sikorski, speaking at the monthly pro-Solidarity Mass, described the short life of the now-outlawed Solidarity union as "a time of joy when we won back our freedom and dignity." Sikorski decried abortion, the housing shortage and atheism as "criminal machinations" against the Polish family, which he described as a bastion against an alien ideology.

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