Poland: The May Day Question

Will the Pope make his planned homecoming visit?

Though it is still more than six weeks away, Pope John Paul II's scheduled visit to his homeland has already set off a deepening struggle between Poland's military regime and the underground leaders of the banned Solidarity union. Last week former Union Leader Lech Walesa was detained for questioning by police for the third time in seven days. Yet after his release, Walesa went ahead with a planned press conference in which he reminded the government of Premier Wojciech Jaruzelski that Solidarity supporters "remain and...

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