BLESSED PRIEST JERZY POPIEŁUSZKO A PATRON OF NSZZ ‘SOLIDARNOŚĆ’ MOVEMENT
Congregation of Divine Cult and Sacraments Discipline from the authorization of pope Francis, to the request of NSZZ ‘Solidarność’, submitted in Vatican via the Polish Episcopal Conference, made a decision about appointing blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, the chaplain of ‘Solidarność’, the patron of Independent Self-governmental Trade Union ‘Solidarność’. The decision about submitting this request was made by the National Meeting of Delegates in October 2010 in Wrocław.
The decree was read by the metropolitan of Gdańsk archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź during the Holy Mass celebrated on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the establishment of ‘Solidarność’ – on Sunday 31 August in the basilica of St. Brygida in Gdańsk.
- Priest Jerzy devoted his life so that ‘Solidarność’ could live and he is always with us. From now not only as our chaplain but also as a patron – said the chief of the Management Board Piotr Duda. – This is a wonderful day – he added.