Warsaw, Poland, Oct 22, 2019 / 10:22 am
Venerable Stefan Wyszyński, Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw from 1948 to 1981, will be beatified in Warsaw June 7, 2020, the city's archbishop announced Monday.
"We have to put the main emphasis on his spirituality, because we know a lot more about Cardinal Wyszyński as a statesman and someone who defended man, the Church, and his homeland," Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw said Oct. 21.
The beatification will take place in Warsaw's Piłsudski Square.
"Cardinal Wyszyński was the rock around which Polish Catholicism rallied during the worst periods of communist oppression," George Weigel told CNA Oct. 22.