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surname

KUC

forename(s)

Edward

function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

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

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Canon Law

date and place
of death

02.08.1944

Tymbarktoday: Tymbark gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places
of death

Zęzówtoday: part of Tymbark village, Tymbark gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]

Piekiełkotoday: Tybark gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]

Rupniówtoday: Limanowa gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]

details of death

When Germans and Russians invaded Poland in 09.1939 and World War II started was on holidays in Poland.

Unable return to Rome to continue PhD studies.

At the end of German occupation took part on 02.08.1944 in Tymbark in the burial of his brother killed by partisans (accidentally during a botched attempt at life of German Gestapo commander).

Preached a homily in which criticised the partisans.

After celebrations went to Tymbark railway station.

Got onto the train and disappeared on the way back home to Limanowa.

Prob. alighted train in Piekiełko station and of foot marched towards Rupniów.

cause of death

murder (?)

perpetrators

Poles (?)

date and place
of birth

20.01.1915

Podłopieńtoday: Tymbark gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

25.07.1937 (Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary church in Tymbark)

positions held

1944

vicar — Limanowatoday: Limanowa gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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⋄ Our Lady of Sorrows RC parish ⋄ Limanowatoday: Limanowa gm., Limanowa pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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RC deanery

vicar — Bochniatoday: Bochnia urban gm., Bochnia pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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⋄ St Nicholas the Bishop RC parish ⋄ Bochniatoday: Bochnia urban gm., Bochnia pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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RC deanery

from 1940

vicar — Radomyśl Wielkitoday: Radomyśl Wielki gm., Mielec pov., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
⋄ Transfiguration of the Lord RC parish ⋄ Radomyśl Wielkitoday: Radomyśl Wielki gm., Mielec pov., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
RC deanery

1937 – 1939

student — Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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⋄ canon law

1937

vicar — Barcicetoday: Stary Sącz gm., Nowy Sącz pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Stary Sącztoday: Stary Sącz gm., Nowy Sącz pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
RC deanery

1932 – 1937

student — Tarnówtoday: Tarnów city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

biography (own resources)

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others related
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murder sites
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General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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 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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)

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
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, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

sources

personal:
www.tymbark.tarnow.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, www.aposteriori.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, www.limanowa.inClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
,
original images:
tymbark.inClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.11.18]

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