Poland is bidding farewell to the its last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, who died last week.

Former President Lech Walesa, President Bronislaw Komorowski and other leaders have gathered in a Warsaw cathedral for a Catholic Mass for Jaruzelski.

Jaruzelski imposed communism — an atheist ideology — on his largely Catholic homeland, but died as a religious man. Soon before his death Sunday at 90, Jaruzelski called for a priest to administer last rights, confessed and took communi...


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