Religion: Merciful God

With tears in their eyes, 250 Poles and Italians gathered at Rome's railroad station to welcome a husky, crop-haired churchman. He was Auguste Cardinal Hlond, Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznan, Primate of shattered Poland. Silesian-born, twelve years ago the youngest Cardinal (46) in the Church, he had served his ill-fated country well. He fought Fascism as well as Communism, sought to ease the lot of Polish workers, voluntarily renounced the taxes which had supported the Polish Church. Last May Cardinal Hlond and his hierarchy rallied Poland's faithful with a call to arms, to...

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