Polish church denies pope-CIA alliance

October 1996
Christian Century;10/23/96, Vol. 113 Issue 30, p1007
Focuses on the book `His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time' claiming that Pope John Paul II formed a holy alliance with the administration of United States President Ronald Reagan to overthrow communism. Top-secret data allegedly given by Reagan to the pope during the former's visit to Vatican in June 1982; Rejection of the book's claims by Poland's Catholic Bishops Conference.


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