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Polish authorities freed a Roman Catholic priest and a student who were sentenced in the slaying of a policeman nearly five years ago, church sources said. Father Sylwester Zych, 36, and Stanislaw Matejczuk, 28, were sentenced to six years each in 1982. They were tried with two young men who were charged with shooting the policeman in 1982. Zych learned of the slaying when one of the killers confessed it to him. Under church rules, he could not disclose it. Matejczuk was charged with being a spiritual leader of a youth group to which the two convicted killers belonged.

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