I walk by this every time I head to the L train, it’s a statue of Jerzy Popieluszko. He was a Catholic Priest who was murdered and later beatified. Twenty-nine years ago today his body was discovered on the bank of a river in Poland.
“A car accident was set up to kill Jerzy Popiełuszko on October 13, 1984, but he escaped it. The alternative plan was to kidnap him, and it was carried out on October 19, 1984. The priest was beaten and murdered by three Security Police officers. Then, his body was dumped into the Vistula Water Reservoir near Włocławek from where it was recovered on October 30, 1984.”