Pope invited to Poland; Solidarity leader arrested

In a campaign against Solidarity's call for an eight-hour, nationwide strike this week, Polish authorities arrested a key underground leader and tried to assuage Poles by inviting Pope John Paul II to visit Poland in June.

The announcement of the papal visit came after a 90-minute meeting between Roman Catholic Archbishop Jozef Glemp and Polish military chief Wojciech Jaruzelski.

But local radio in the Polish city of Wroclaw announced a major blow for the underground - the arrest of Piotr Bednarz, a member of the five-man national underground Solidarity leadership.

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