Poland: Grim Tale

Details of a martyr's death

Thousands of Poles waited in long lines last week to file past the wreath-banked grave of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, 37, the outspoken Solidarity supporter who was murdered by the secret police. Church officials who viewed the martyred priest's body reported that he had been savagely beaten. A rope had been tied around his neck, wrists and ankles so that he would strangle himself if he struggled to get free. Three fingers of Popieluszko's left hand were sliced through to the bone, and there were deep gouges on his...

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