- July 09, 2020
Born on May 18th 1920, son of a military father and a school teacher mother, he was strongly marked by the Second World War and then by the occupation of his country by Soviet troops.
During his pontificate, he had shown broad support for the “Solidarity” trade union and his official visits to Poland always generated mass gatherings. He had contributed considerably to the erosion of the Eastern bloc.
His last official statement was made in January 2003...