09 March 1980

Church in Warsaw

A pretty easy and uneventful Sunday.

We are not religious but Andrew and I decide to go and have a look at a Church downtown.

The Church is packed to the brim with people. In fact the crowd overflows the building and many faithfuls listen to the Mass from outside. We are of course aware that Poland is a very Catholic country. The official Church has found a modus vivendi with the Communist government, but it remains one of the few channels through which dissent can be aired, if cautiously.

The election of a Polish pope two years ago has galvanized the nation and has provided a ray of hope for the opposition to the Soviet domination.

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