Church Paid $21,600 in Bid to Free Waite

From Reuters

The Church of England said Saturday that it paid $21,600 to two intermediaries in an unsuccessful bid to free its envoy, Terry Waite, 49, who disappeared in Lebanon a year ago.

A spokesman said the church paid the money "to cover traveling and related expenses. . . . There was no useful result."

Details of the incident were reported in a London tabloid, The Sunday People.

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