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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

URBANOWICZ

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Pinsk diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Vilnius diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Canon Law

date and place
of death

22.06.1943

Brestform.: Brest on Bug (1923‐1939), Brest‐Litovsk (till 1923)
today: Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.29]

alt. dates and places
of death

07.1943

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II chaplain of clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ and later Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) — prob. already during Russian occupation and — after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians — during German occupation.

Arrested by the Germans for helping Polish partisans and Jews — issuing false birth certificates, acting against looting of Jewish property.

Held in Brześć prison.

Murdered in military forts in Brześć — – the stated date of death is a conjectural one: according to sources, on that day „unofficial but certain news spread” about his execution (supposedly together with Fr Stanislav Leonard Nowak).

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

1895

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

06.01.1919 (Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
)

positions held

1939 – 1943

dean — Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

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RC deanery

1939 – 1943

parish priest — Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ Exaltation of the Holy Cross RC parish ⋄ Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
RC deanery

c. 1938

head/manager — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Department of Records, Diocesan Curia

c. 1938

promoter of justice and defender of the marriage bond — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Bishop's Diocesan Court

1934 – c. 1937

notary — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Bishop's Diocesan Court

1933 – c. 1934

parish priest — Niemirówtoday: Mielnik gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.12.11]
⋄ St Stanislav the Bishop and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Drohiczyntoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.12.11]
RC deanery

1929 – c. 1932

prefect — Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ Romuald Traugutt's State Gymnasium ⋄ Exaltation of the Holy Cross RC parish ⋄ Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
RC deanery

1923 – c. 1929

vicar — Kobryntoday: Kobryn dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ gymnasium ⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Kobryntoday: Kobryn dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
RC deanery

1922 – c. 1923

vicar — Krypnotoday: Krypno Kościelne, Krypno gm., Mońki pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Knyszyntoday: Knyszyn gm., Mońki pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06]
RC deanery

till c. 1922

student — Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.20]
⋄ Department of Canon Law, Catholic University of Lublin KUL [i.e. Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928) / clandestine Catholic University of Lublin KUL (1939‐1944) / University of Lublin (1918‐1928)] — postgraduate specialised studies

till 1919

student — Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

others related
in death

NOWAKClick to display biography Stanislav Leonard

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Help to the Jews: During World War II on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered.

Ribbentrop‐Molotov: Genocidal Russian‐German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the World War II in 09.1939. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so‐called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro‐Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti‐Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislav Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German‐Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called «Intelligenzaktion», in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian‐German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
www.glaukopis.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.polacyizydzi.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.02.15]
, czasopisma.kul.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.01.13]

bibliographical:
Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‐1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‐V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‐1981
Pinsk Diocese in Poland Clergy and Church Register”, Pinsk diocese bishop, 1933‐1939, diocesan printing house
original images:
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[access: 2020.07.31]

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