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Archbishop tied to secret police quits in Warsaw

Prelate admitted he cooperated with ex-regime

Parishioners in Warsaw Cathedral expressed surprise yesterday after Stanislaw Wojciech Wielgus said he was resigning. Some screamed 'no!' and urged Wielgus to remain in the post. Parishioners in Warsaw Cathedral expressed surprise yesterday after Stanislaw Wojciech Wielgus said he was resigning. Some screamed "no!" and urged Wielgus to remain in the post. (Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press)
By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / January 8, 2007

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BERLIN -- The new archbishop of Warsaw resigned yesterday after admitting that he cooperated with secret police of the country's former Communist regime, the latest episode in a fast-moving drama that has rattled the powerful Polish Catholic Church. (Full article: 917 words)

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