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December 22nd, 2020
While on death row waiting to be executed by guillotine, the young Franciszek Blachnicki had a conversion of faith. He survived Auschwitz death camp and World War II to become a Catholic priest.
Later arrested by Soviet Socialists for "spreading false news about the persecution of the Church in Poland,” he served a short sentence and was released. However, he perished, on February 27, 1987, after he was poisoned, it is believed, by Soviet agents.
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.