Friday, May 21, 2010

Polish Priest to be Beatified: Martyred by Soviets in 1984

Polish Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who was murdered by communist police agents in 1984, will be beatified in Warsaw June 6. About 400,000 people attended his funeral, and his murder was widely credited with helping discredit and undermine communist rule. (CNS file)

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