Poland: We Stand on Calvary

Warsaw taxicab drivers were suddenly ordered to report en masse for vehicle examination. Trains to Czestochowa did not arrive at stations, and prospective passengers were brusquely told, "There are no more tickets left." Buses and cars were stopped for endless roadside identity checks, detours and delays. Yet, despite the obstacles thrown up by Wladyslaw Gomulka's Communist regime, some 300,000 devout Poles last week came by bus, car, train, horseback, buggy, bicycle or foot to the Jasna Gora monastery, the nation's most sacred shrine, which stands on a high hill overlooking Czestochowa. On...

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