Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of Truth DVD

Additional Information
  • Cast: Martin Sheen
  • Director: Tony Haines
  • Producer: Paul G. Hensler
  • Languages: English
  • Dove Approved: Dove Approved Ages 12+
  • Release Date: 3/2/11
  • Run Time: 86 min
  • Screen Format: WS
  • Subtitles: English
  • Closed Captioning: No
  • Region Code: 0
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Description

One man. The truth. A world that was forever changed.

Messenger of Truth is a powerful documentary that tells the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Father Jerzy, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, was killed in 1984 at the age of 37 by the Socialists for speaking the truth about human dignity and rights in a country full of advertising, cruelty, and social unfairness. Father Jerzy's strong faith, love and bravery mobilized a nation to stand united against the Communist regime in Poland.

At his funeral, almost a million people gathered around his church in Warsaw, Poland and promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence. Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said, "Rest in peace, Father Jerzy. Solidarity is alive because you gave your life for it." His grave is visited by hundreds of thousands yearly in Warsaw.

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.- Ephesians 2:8-9