Boston, Mass., Oct 20, 2022 / 14:22 pm
A new film to be released in November tells the heroic story of the Polish cardinal who stood up to communist authorities bent on destroying the Catholic Church.
In U.S. theaters Nov. 15 and 17, “Prophet” relates the important events in the life of Blessed Stefan Wyszyński, who helped lead the Polish people out of one of the darkest periods of their history.
The cardinal, who was born on Aug. 3, 1901, and died on May 28, 1981, courageously spoke out against the Stalinist regime during his primacy and stood boldly against their attacks on the Catholic Church and on religious freedom. As the archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw, he was imprisoned by the ruling communist regime in the then People’s Republic of Poland.
Michal Kondrat, the director of the film who is also known for his “Purgatory and Faustina: Love and Mercy” movie, talked to CNA about the historical research and interviews involved in the project.