Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Holy See embassy hid top secret Polish documents for decades

Catholic World News - July 14, 2010

During the transition between the surrender of Nazi Germany and the installation of a Communist regime in Waraw, members of the Polish diplomatic mission in Canada smuggled archival material-- 10% of it marked “top secret”-- out of their embassy and entrusted it to the Holy See’s nunciature in Ottawa.

The archives-- most discovered by a priest in 1997, the rest in 2006-- discussed Canadian Communist activities as well as contemporary events such as the Warsaw Uprising. The documents have since been returned to Poland.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,363 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,636.73
41% 59%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18