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Polish priest beatified in Kazakhstan

September 12, 2016

A Polish priest who spent 13 years in Soviet labor camps was beatified at the cathedral in Karaganda, Kazakhstan on September 11.

Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the Mass of beatification of Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski (1904-74), who ministered in Kazakhstan during the last two decades of his life.

“How much this man suffered!” Pope Francis said following his September 11 Angelus address. “How much! In his life he always demonstrated great love for the most weak and needy, and his testimony appears as a distillation of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.”

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