Stefan Wyszyński was first of all a teacher and became a statesman out of necessity
Poland bids farewell to a hero not wearing a crown or a general’s uniform but a priest’s cassock. We bid farewell to the one who achieved the greatest victory in the 20th century, although his only weapon was the cross, his only strength faith and his only army the defenceless but faithful Polish people. This is how Jan Nowak Jeziorański informed the listeners of Radio Free Europe 40 years ago (on 28 May 1981) about the death of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. Rafał Łatka, a historian and political scientist from the Historical Research Office of the Institute of National Remembrance, talks about the role of the Polish primate in the fight against communism.