Friday, November 01, 2013

Documentary explores life and death of Catholic priest, a hero of Poland's Solidarity movement

"Gary Chartrand was on a pilgrimage in Poland when he learned about the life and death of Jerzy Popieluszko.

This was 2 1/2 years ago.

He was greatly moved by the story of the Catholic priest and Solidarity activist who helped empower the Polish people to rise up against communism.

“Why hasn’t someone made a movie about this man?” Chartrand said to a friend. “Why don’t [we] know more about someone who did something to bring change using non-violent resistance in the same way that Martin Luther King and Gandhi did?”

Read the rest at The Florida Times Union

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