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„Mysterium iniquitatis”: prześladowanie duchowieństwa katolickiego przez systemy totalitarne
“Mysterium iniquitatis”: persecution of Catholic clergy by totalitarian systems

Author(s): Tomasz Kaczmarek
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Political history
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: mysterium iniquitatis; persecution of Catholic clergy; persecution of Christians; totalitarian systems; German Nazism; Soviet communism

Summary/Abstract: This article turns our attention to the facts which can be researched empirically and at the sametime it reminds us that we deal with the reality which cannot be only described by words. We deal here with the mystery of evil (mysterium iniquitatis), which must be understood in a deeper Christian perspective.Those facts are persecutions of clergy by totalitarian systems. Speaking about them, we must apply short presentations concerning two such regimes which aremost meaningful for us, i.e. German Nazism and Soviet communism. Both of them developed in differentspiritual and material cultures, but in their ideological assumptions and their implementationsthose systems turned out to be very similar. We have enough evidence to speak about them as of thepersecutors of faith.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 55-68
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish