POLAND: Bishop, Pawn

"Social origins?" asked the court chairman. "Son of a miller," came the halting, hesitant reply. "Does the defendant plead guilty?" "Yes," said the same slow, careful voice. It paused, then went on: "I confess ... I repent . . ."

Once again the voice of a zombie was heard in a Communist courtroom and on radio sets across Europe last week. This time, the voice belonged to Czelaw Kaczmarek, for eleven years bishop of Kielce, who went on trial in Warsaw with three other priests and a nun for "espionage, anti-state propaganda and...

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