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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - C. 1932, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    C. 1932
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
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  • RAPACZ Michael Francis, source: www.cudaboze.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    source: www.cudaboze.pl
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  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - Contemporary image, source: sanktuariumploki.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    Contemporary image
    source: sanktuariumploki.pl
    own collection

religious status

Servant of God

surname

RAPACZ

forename(s)

Michael Francis (pl. Michał Franciszek)

  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - Bust, Fr Michael Rapacz gymnasium, Tenczyn, source: gimten.edupage.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    Bust, Fr Michael Rapacz gymnasium, Tenczyn
    source: gimten.edupage.org
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  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - Grave, Marian Sanctuary, Płoki, source: www.it-jura.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    Grave, Marian Sanctuary, Płoki
    source: www.it-jura.pl
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  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - Commemorative cross, Fr Michael Rapacz martyrdom site, Płoki, source: przelom.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    Commemorative cross, Fr Michael Rapacz martyrdom site, Płoki
    source: przelom.pl
    own collection
  • RAPACZ Michael Francis - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORAPACZ Michael Francis
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Cracow archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

16.09.1904

Tenczyn

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

01.02.1931 (St Anne in Cracow collegiate)

positions held

administrator of Płoki parish (1937‑46), f. vicar of Rajcza (1931‑7), Płoki (1931‑3) parishes, f. student at Theological Department of Jagiellonian University in Cracow (till 1931), f. student of Cracow Archdiocese’s Higher Theological Seminary in Cracow (1926‑31)

date and place of death

12.05.1946

Płoki

cause of death

murder

details of death

After end of hostilities of the II World War started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after German defeat and Russians victory, threatened by local Commie–Nazi activists of the Russian–controlled republic prl. Prob. in 04.1946 Commie–Nazis in Trzebinia passed a „death sentence” on him. Warned decided to stay with his parish. During the night of 11/12.05.1946 attacked in his rectory by a gang of local Commie–Nazi thugs. Marched out from the rectory, dragged by a line around the church, beaten, tortured and finally led c. 1 km to a nearby forest. There hit into the head and shot by 4 pistol bullets.

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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:
www.swzygmunt.knc.pl [access: 2013.05.19], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19], www-old.inib.uj.edu.pl [access: 2014.10.31]
original images:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.11.07], www.cudaboze.pl [access: 2014.10.31], sanktuariumploki.pl [access: 2017.11.07], gimten.edupage.org [access: 2014.10.31], www.it-jura.pl [access: 2014.10.31], przelom.pl [access: 2014.10.31]

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