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Stanisław Orzechowski (1939) - Biography

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A peculiar arc of solidarity

Stanisław Orzechowski was born in Kobylin  on 7.11.1939 as a son of Stanisław and Franiszka. He graduated from Wrocław Secondary Technical School of Building where he passed the final exam in 1957. In 1958 he entered Seminary in Wrocław where he received holy orders in 1964. Since 1967 he had been a university priest for students in Wrocław and then became the priest of workers and railway men. During the strike at a bus depot on 28.08.1980 he conducted the Holy Mass for  THE strikers. He participated in the hunger strike of railway men. During the martial law he commenced an initiative of weekly Masses for the Motherland. Cardinal Gulbinowicz granted him with the function of diocesan priest of the workers. Since 1981 he has led diocesan pilgrimages to Jasna Góra Monastery. He was a close friend of priest Jerzy Popiełuszko.

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