Bishop Kowalski Released by Polish Government

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The Polish government releases Bishop Kazimierz Kowalski from house arrest. Bishop Kowalski had been accused of ordering Catholic priests not to support state authorities. Kowalski had also been accused of removing from office a priest who supported the government's takeover of the Catholic charity "Caritas."

Upon his release today, Bishop Kazimierz Kowalski issues a public apology:

"I desire to prove by my future behavior my correct attitude towards the state authorities by coordinating my activities, which have hitherto conflicted with the regulations of the authorities, with the laws in force."

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