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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

BLACHNICKI

forename(s)

Francis Charles (pl. Franciszek Karol)

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    Commemorative plaque, Bibiela
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    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady of Sorrows, Rybnik
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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

27.02.1987

Carlsbergtoday: Bad Dürkheim dist., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
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details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II commander of the resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of Polish Clandestine State) in Tarnowskie Góry.

On 27.04.1940 arrested by the Germans.

On 25.06.1940 transported to the German concentration camp KL Auschwitz.

For 9 months detained in a penal company, including a month in a solitary cell — the bunker.

In 09.1941 taken to prison in Zabrze and then in Katowice.

On 30.03.1942 sentenced to death by guillotine.

On 17.06.1942 while on death row experienced conversion.

On 14.08.1942 had death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison.

Detained in various prisons and concentration camps in Rawicz, Börgermoor, Zwickau and Lengenfeld (Flossenbürg).

On 17.04.1945 released.

In 03.1961 arrested by the Russian controlled Polish Commie–Nazi UB, in connection with „sobriety crusade” („abstinence”) founded by him and shut down by Commie–Nazis on 28.09.1960.

Held in Katowice prison, the same he was imprisoned in 1942.

After 4 months in prison sentenced to 10(13) months suspended sentence for „spreading false news about the persecution of the Church in Poland”.

In 1973, the Commie–Nazi authorities refused to approve his habilitation thesis, previously recognized by the Academic Senate of the Catholic University KUL of Lublin.

After declaration of the martial law by commi–nazis in 1981, could not return to the country being sought for by an arrest warrant.

Lived in Carlsberg where prob. was poisoned by agents of Commie–Nazi prl.

cause of death

poisoning

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

date and place of birth

24.03.1921

Rybniktoday: Rybnik city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.06.1950 (Katowice cathedral)

positions held

1982 – 1987

resident {Carlsbergtoday: Bad Dürkheim dist., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
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, Light–Life International Center for Evangelization and Christian Service for the Liberation of Nations „Marianum”}, also: founder (25.03.1982) — in former Polish Youth House „Marianum”

founder {Light–Life Movement}

priest {national, Liturgical Service}

till c. 1976

lecturer {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Pastoral Theology Institute, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}, in 1972‑6 led commissioned classes

1971 – 1973

postdoctoral degree (habilitation) {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Pastoral Theology Section, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}, habilitation thesis „Ecclesiological deduction of pastoral theology” (approved by the Academic Senate of the Catholic University of Lublin on 23.06.1973, rejected by the Commie–Nazi authorities of prl)

1966 – 1967

deputy director {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Student Priests' Halls of Residence, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}

from 1964

assistant {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Pastoral Theology Section, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}

1963 – 1965

PhD student {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Pastoral Theology Section, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}, PhD thesis „The salvific mediation of the Church as defined by Francis Xavier Arnold. The problem of the principle of formal pastoral theology” (defense on 19.06.1965)

1961 – 1963

student {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Pastoral Theology Section, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}, Bachelor's thesis „The experiential and educational method of children's closed retreats. Pedagogical and pastoral study” (defense on 09.05.1963)

1957 – 1960

organizer {Katowicetoday: Katowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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, Crusade of Temperance, Pastoral Office, Diocesan Curia}

1956 – 1961

employee {Katowicetoday: Katowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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, Diocesan Curia}

1956 – 1961

editor {magazine, „Sunday Guest”}

vicar {parish: Bieruń Starytoday: district of Bieruń, Bieruń urban gm., Bieruń–Lędziny pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.05]
, St Bartholomew the Apostle}

vicar {parish: Cieszyntoday: Cieszyn gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Mary Magdalene; dean.: Cieszyntoday: Cieszyn gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

vicar {parish: Rydułtowytoday: Rydułtowy urban gm., Wodzisław Śląski pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, St George the Martyr}

vicar {parish: Łaziska Górnetoday: Łaziska Górne urban gm., Mikołów pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Our Lady the Queen of the Rosary}

vicar {parish: Tychytoday: Tychy city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
, St Mary Magdalene}

1945 – 1950

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, Department of Theology, Jagiellonian University UJ}

1945 – 1950

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, philosophy and theology, Silesian Theological Seminary; dioc.: Katowice}

others related in death

KIJClick to display biography Anthony, KOWALCZYKClick to display biography Stanislaus (Fr Honoré), NIEDZIELAKClick to display biography Steven, PALIMĄKAClick to display biography Stanislaus, POPIEŁUSZKOClick to display biography George Alexander Alphonse, SUCHOWOLECClick to display biography Stanislaus, ZYCHClick to display biography Silvester

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Martial law of 1981: Martial law declared on 13.12.1981 by Russian controlled Polish Commie–Nazi party and army of the Russian republic prl, aimed to liquidate the independent trade union "Solidarity". During c. 8 years of martial law regulations Security Police SB, Polish Commie–Nazi unit of Russian NKWD, murdered over 100 activists of "Solidarity". At least six priests were also killed in circumstances never fully explained. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
)

KL Flossenbürg: German concentration camp, founded in 05.1938, where a total of approx. 96,000 prisoners were held captive. In 1942 it became the „mother camp” for many external commandos and sub‑camps whose prisoners worked as slaves for the needs of the German arms industry. On 09.04.1945 Germans executed in the camp several people related to 20.07.1944 assassination plot on Hitler, including Wilhelm Canaris, Hans Oster and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. On 20.04.1945, facing the approach of the Allied troops, about 22,000 prisoners were marched out in the so–called „Death March” to KL Dachau. Over 7,000 perished along the way. The camp was liberated on 23.04.1945 by American troops. In total, 30,000–77,000 prisoners died in the camp, including up to 17,000. Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.05.20]
)

KL Zwickau / Schloß Osterstein: A heavy German prison in Zwickau in Saxony, founded in 1770‑5 at the Schloß Osterstein castle. In the XIX c., among its detainees were Karl May, August Bebel, Rosa Luxemburg. During World War II, prob. had the status of KL Zwickau / Schloß Osterstein concentration camp and political prisoners were held there under an extralegal system, euphemistically known as the German Schutzhaft (Eng. protective custody). Prisoners, living in overcrowded cells, slave laboured in the city receiving starvation rations. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2010.08.11]
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Rawicz: Prison, founded in 1819–21, in place of the Franciscan Friars Minor's monastery, which was liquidated by the Prussian occupation authorities. During the World War II, during the German occupation of 1939–45, the German Germ. Zuchthaus (Eng. heavy prison), intended for men sentenced to long–term imprisonment and penal camp sentences, levied mainly by the Germ. Warthegau (Eng. Wartha region) occupation courts. A large part of the prisoners were next transported from there to German concentration camps. After the end of the military operations of World War II, the prison was managed by the Commie–Nazi authorities of the Russian prl republic. Many activists of the Polish clandestine independence underground were detained there, including soldiers of the Home Army AK. Political prisoners were finally released in 1956. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

Katowice (prison): Detention centre run by Germans and later, in 1945, took over by the Commie–Nazis.

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 1201Click to display biography): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

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 II World War 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 Stanislaus 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
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