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The World

The Archbishop of Canterbury called on Islamic Jihad, a fundamentalist Shia Muslim organization believed holding six Americans hostage in Beirut, to meet with his personal envoy as soon as possible in an attempt to arrange for the captives’ release. Dr. Robert A.K. Runcie, spiritual leader of the world’s 66 million Anglicans, made the appeal through his secretary and lay envoy, Terry Waite, after receiving a letter apparently signed by four of the six.


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