Messenger of the Truth (Film Screening)
An exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary “Messenger of the Truth,” which tells the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, the Roman Catholic priest martyred by the Polish Communists for advocating freedom of religion and political reform. By serving as chaplain to the fledging Solidarity Movement, Fr. Jerzy helped to crystalize the anti-communist sentiment in his native Poland. His death sparked a national nonviolent reform movement that eventually dealt a mortal blow to communism’s rule of terror.
Fr. Jerzy’s life stands as a testament to the strength of conviction and the courage of conscience.
The film’s Executive Producer, Gary Chartrand, spoke about the film and its importance. Mr. Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Polish Embassy in Washington also offered remarks.
Proceeds from the event benefited the building of the International Museum on Communism.
To learn more about the documentary, visit the Messenger of the Truth website.