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September 07th, 2020
After the Soviet Socialists arrested all Greek Catholic bishops in pre-war Poland and shut down the Greek Catholic Church, Redemptorist Father Ivan Ziatyk was interned with his confreres in the Congregation’s house in Golosko. Interrogated and tortured, he was held in prisons and eventually sentenced for "spreading Roman Popery and Catholic faith among nations of this world” and for "collaboration with anti‑Soviet nationalist organization and anti‑Soviet propaganda.” Shipped to Camp Number 7 OzierLag, he was nearly drowned by Soviet guard, beaten with batons and sticks, left out for the night, and soon perished, still faithful, on May 17, 1952.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.