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Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko (1947-1984)
Chaplain of the Solidarity Polish trade union, and assassinated for his faith, he is one of the emblematic figures in the fight against the communist regime in Poland. A mediocre pupil, but with a very sensitive heart, he traveled 3 miles every day from his village to the church to participate in Mass. He never desisted, despite mockery from his school teachers. Jerzy received his First Communion at the age of 9 and his confirmation on the same day in 1956, flanked by his parents.