Jun 28, 2007

Christianity is the opiate of the people...

...but communism is the opiate of Polish bishops. I know, I just blew your mind.

Yahoonews: Documents in secret police files showed about 12 bishops still alive had ties to Poland's communist-era secret services. Other prominent clergy have also resigned over similar allegations. The revelations have forced the church, revered in Poland for its resistance to the communists, to confront an issue believed to have compromised a minority of clergy.

The Polish church — and the late JP II, the former archbishop of Krakow — are credited by many with helping hasten the communist regime's demise in 1989. Church officials and historians say that, while the church was a pillar of resistance, about 10 to 15% of Poland's priests cooperated with the secret police.

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