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Court Case Seeks to Define a Catholic Priest's Family

Date: July 6, 2001
Author: William Glaberson
QUOTE: While the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco...was held by Islamic radicals for nearly 19 months in Lebanon in the 1980's, his relatives back home in Joliet, Ill., felt the anxieties shared by all the hostages' families.

ABSTRACT: Families of the Iran hostages were approved by a 1996 law to seek damages for the suffering caused by their relatives captivity, but can that law be interpreted to include the neices and nephews of a Roman Catholic priest?

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