Popiełuszko martyrdom museum formally inaugurated
PR dla Zagranicy
The city of Włocławek in central Poland has officially opened a new Martyrdom Museum dedicated to priest Jerzy Popiełuszko.
The site of the museum is not far away from the dam where Popiełuszko’s body was thrown into the Vistula river after being murdered in 1984.
The museum provides visitors with a combination of cinema, television, animation and contemporary modern sounds, and the ability to use the extensive computing resources of this institution.
Priest Damian Kosecki will take on the role of tutor and museum curator.
Father Jerzy Popiełuszko was the best known of the many outspoken priests who identified themselves with the Solidarity movement in 1980. After the imposition of martial law, he organised material aid for the families of the interned Solidarity activists.
On 19 October, 1984 he was abducted, tortured and murdered by communist secret police SB officers. Eleven days later his bound and gagged body was dredged from a Vistula River reservoir. Some 800,000 people and 1,000 priests attended his funeral on 3 November, 1984.
Popiełuszko was beatified on 6 June 2010 in Warsaw's Piłsudski Square. (rg)