Death of Cardinal Jozef Glemp

December 18, 1929 - January 23, 2012
Warsaw, Poland | Age 82

Former Polish church head dies
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MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When he was appointed the new leader of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church in July 1981, many Poles were surprised, asking: Jozef who?

Five months later the new primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, was making a dramatic appeal, asking Poles to "save lives and avoid bloodshed" under the martial law that had just been imposed by Communist authorities who felt threatened by massive opposition from the Solidarity...

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