Pope John Paul II Talks to Workers in Upper Silesia, Poland

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Pope John Paul II Talks to Workers in Upper Silesia, Poland

April 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fr. Witold Kania has returned to Houston and will give his own explanation of how the workers in Upper Silesia helped liberate a continent.

Saint , being bishop and cardinal of Cracow, several times visited the most industrial region of Poland – Upper Silesia. He preached and greeted workers during the yearly pilgrimage of men to Sanctuary of Our Lady of Piekary, and then as a Pontiff he addressed them in Częstochowa and Katowice. In a time of communist oppression his preaching was important in forming a Christian approach to work and the worker. He was the voice of many workers demanding respect for human dignity and for social love and justice.

A flyer for the event may be found here   Fr Kania on JP2 and work

The speech that John Paul II gave in Katowice in June 1983 on work and social justice and love may be found here.jp2 20 june 1983 piekary


Please come and bring a friend!


April 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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John Paul II Forum


Ahern Room, Crooker Center, University of St. Thomas

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