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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • KOWALIK Zeno, source: www.cssr.lviv.ua, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOWALIK Zeno
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  • KOWALIK Zeno - 1938, source: photo-lviv.in.ua, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOWALIK Zeno
    1938
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    source: uk.wikipedia.org
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    source: photo-lviv.in.ua
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  • KOWALIK Zeno - Contemporary icon, source: old.cssr.lviv.ua, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOWALIK Zeno
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religious status

blessed

surname

KOWALIK

forename(s)

Zeno (pl. Zenon)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Zenobius (pl. Zenobiusz)

  • KOWALIK Zeno - Commemorative plaque, Resurrection church, Iwaczów Górny, source: commons.wikimedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOWALIK Zeno
    Commemorative plaque, Resurrection church, Iwaczów Górny
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beatification date

27.06.2001

John Paul II

function

religious cleric

creed

Ukrainian Greek Catholic
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

congregation

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists - CSsR)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of birth

18.08.1903

Ivachiv Horishny
Ternopil rai., Ternopil obl., Ukraine

religious vows

28.08.1926 (temporary)
28.08.1929 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

09.08.1932

positions held

friar at Lviv monastery (1939‑40) — missionary and administrator of Redemptorists' schools, f. friar at Holy Mary of Perpetual Help monastery in Stanislaviv (1935‑9) — missionary and administrator of Redemptorists' schools, f. missionary in Volyn (1932‑5), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Belgium (from 02.09.1926), novitiate prob. in Holosk–Lviv monastery (02.09.1926—1932), in Order from 03.07.1925, f. teacher at a public school n. Ternopil (till c. 1925)

date and place of death

28.06.1941

Lviv
Lviv obl., Ukraine

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

In 1935 forced by Polish authorities to leave Volyn and stop missionary activities among Orthodox Christians. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation, arrested by the Russians on 20.12.1940. Held in Brygidki prison in Lviv. Accused of espionage. Repeatedly interrogated and tortured. Murdered after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, murdered prob. in Zamarstynów prison — Russians prior to their escape were to nail him to the prison cell wall and put an unborn child into his cut open belly.

perpetrators

Russians

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

BAŁUT Anthony (Fr Roman), BANSZEL Charles, BUCZYŃSKI Joseph, CZEMERYŃSKI Yaroslav, KAŹNICA Monica, KNYSZ Stephen, KONOPKA Casimir Stanislaus, MARCHIEWICZ Francis (Fr Michael), PISKOZUB Julia

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Lviv (Zamarstiniv): Penal prison no 2 in Lviv. In 1939‑41 Russians organised there an NKVD detention centre and jailed thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, interrogating them and torturing. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Lviv (Brygidki): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. In 1941‑4 the prison was run by the Germans. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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. „The 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 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
old.cssr.lviv.ua [access: 2019.12.26], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
www.cssr.lviv.ua [access: 2015.09.30], www.redemptorist.ru [access: 2015.09.30], photo-lviv.in.ua [access: 2019.12.26], uk.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], photo-lviv.in.ua [access: 2019.12.26], www.catholic.org [access: 2015.09.30], old.cssr.lviv.ua [access: 2019.12.26], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2015.09.30]

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