Poland: Woe to the Caesars

The uneasy accommodation between Poland's Communist leaders and the Roman Catholic hierarchy was coming to a close. Four years ago the Primate of the Polish Church, Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, in exchange for concessions to the church, urged Catholics (98% of all Poles ) to back Polish Communist Boss Wladyslaw Gomulka. Since then. Gomulka has steadily whittled away at Catholic prerogatives. Last week in two angry sermons, Cardinal Wyszynski served notice on Gomulka that he plainly recognized a "fight against the church."

The Polish people, he reminded Gomulka. knew what it meant...

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