Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poland honors the Pope and the President

Polish officials unveiled a statue of Blessed John Paul II and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on Saturday, honoring the two men who are widely credited for the fall of communism 23 years ago. The statue, inspired by a photograph taken during the late pontiff’s 1987 visit to the United States, was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Poland’s anti-communist struggle—the Solidarity movement.
Both Blessed John Paul II and President Reagan agreed that communism is rooted in evil and that it leads to major violations of human dignity. The statue will forever stand as a reminder of their united fight against this evil, and of their love and support for Poland.

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