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The camp commandant said ‘there was no need to waste a bullet’ on Cardinal Kazimierz Świątek

The cardinal who triumphed over Stalin

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders

Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek in an undated photo (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photos)

Benedict XVI praises Belarus cardinal for his ‘courageous witness to Christ’ and his role in the rebirth of his country