Poland bids farewell to Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, its last communist leader

AFP PHOTO / WOJTEK DRUSZCZ

Picture taken on October 3, 1989 shows King Juan Carlos of Spain (L) and Polish President Jaruzelski

Jaruzelski imposed communism on his largely Catholic homeland, but died as a religious man


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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