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Soviets say Reagan is invoking religion to set nations at odds

The Soviet Union said Tuesday that President Reagan poses as a champion of religious purity to pursue policies ''aimed at setting some nations in opposition to others on the grounds of religion.''

The official news agency Tass said that whether Americans want prayers in schools and the abolition of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state is ''an internal affair.'' But ''the President used his address in Doylestown, Pa., at the festival honoring the Virgin of Czestochowa, to grossly intervene in the internal affairs of Poland and to set some Poles against others.''

Mr. Reagan suggested in the speech that the USSR had violated the 1945 Yalta Agreement.

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