Monument to Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Warsaw

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  • Visited on Wednesday 4th October. This statue is easy to find and in remembrance of a great Cardinal. Worth stopping to reflect on part of Warsaws history.  more »
  • Before entering the Church of St. Joseph Parish in Warsaw, which is also called the Church of business cards, is a monument to Cardinal Stefan Vyshinskomu. Attitude is quite ambiguous. Some consider him to be a conformist and hardly the traitor, but most paid tribute to the man who in difficult years he headed the Polish Catholic Church (1948-1981). He lived a long and full life twists and turns. At the very end of the Nazi occupation (1944-2010) was Chaplain of the Polish home army, orientirovavshejsja for London. In 1948, Pope Pius XII appointed Archbishop-Metropolitan of Gniezno and Primate of Poland, Warsaw. Entering into conflict with the then Polish authorities, he was arrested and in 1953-1956 years. imprisoned in the monasteries. With the advent of b. Gomulka, was released and from that period was to build a new system of relations between the Polish church and state that you can compare how the realization of compromise and peaceful coexistence. The greatest "heyday" this policy achieved who Gomulku e. Gereke. Here the Cardinal, according to historians and political scientists, showed real talent as a diplomat, the special status of the Catholic Church and taking him by the official authorities of Poland. It is significant that when the Vatican, given his advanced age, Wyszyński wished to replace it with a younger Cardinal k. Vojtylu, the future Pope John Paul II, or the cardinal Glempa, Gierek personally urged the Vatican not to replace primate. During the events of 1979-1980 Gg. Vyshinskij mediator dialogue of Communist authorities, headed first by e Gerekom, then with "solidarity" Jaruzelski, led by future President l. Wałęsa. ...
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  • I saw the Monument to Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in January 2018. It is near the Church of St. Joseph of the Visitationists. Krakowskie Przedmiescie has many churches, monuments and other sights than c...  more »
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