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Cardinal Glemp dies aged 83

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Cardinal Glemp dies aged 83


Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who played a central role in Poland’s peaceful transition from Communism to democracy has died aged 83.

During Glemp’s 28-year tenure; until 2009; as primate of the country’s Roman Catholic Church; the Church guided the opposition to authoritarian rule and provided backing to Solidarity, the Communist bloc’s first independent trade union.

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