PM: John Paul II is our greatest national hero

PM Donald Tusk attended the opening ceremony of the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home Museum in the Pope’s home town Wadowice.

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Photo: M. Śmiarowski / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The government head recalled the words the Holy Father said in Gdańsk in 1987: - Solidarity is always one with the other, never one against the other. At that time some of us felt disappointed that we had not received a call to fight from our greatest leader - said Donald Tusk. Many years had to pass before I understood, when the Holy Father died, how important these words were. We then all took to the streets and we were all together - he recalled.

The prime minister called the Holy Father Poland’s greatest national hero because he had won without a fight. - This way he let us feel that we were great winners without fighting against someone - he stressed.

- I believe that today the Holy Father is looking upon us from above and thinks that the most important thing is to have as much love as possible here, to realise what he urged for in Sopot: - There is no solidarity without love - the prime minister noted. - It will good if this great day for Wadowice becomes a day when we all fell that the Holy Father was truly right when he said: “Never one against the other" - he stressed.

Before the Museum opening ceremony, the prime minister attended a Holy Mass in the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice.

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