Poland: Unrest in the Cardinal's Flock

A parish protests Glemp 's transfer of a courageous priest

As 2,000 Poles sang patriotic anthems, hundreds of hands in the newly built church shot up in V-for-victory signs. Encamped in a side chapel, beneath a red-and-white banner bearing the image of the Madonna, a dozen protesters proclaimed a fast; they would drink only spring water. Still other parishioners vowed to keep a daylong prayer vigil. The demonstration that unexpectedly erupted last week in the Church of St. Joseph the Worker, a parish in the Warsaw industrial suburb of Ursus, recalled dozens of...

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