Poland had been brutalized by atheism for nearly four decades.
First, Nazism killed one out of five Poles during World War II. Communism wisked in following the war and tried to suck the economic and spiritual life out of a proud, but wounded nation.
As always with collectivist states, the economy tanked. But the Catholic Church refused to bend to the will of the atheists who declared war on religious freedom.
An uneasy truce between Church and State came to a head on June 2nd, 1979.

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