Eugeniusz Baziak

Eugeniusz Baziak

Birth
Ternopil', Ternopil's'ka, Ukraine
Death 15 Jun 1962 (aged 72)
Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland
Burial Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland
Plot Crypt under Chapel St. Cosmas and Damian (Zebrzydowski) on Northern arm of Ambulatory
Memorial ID 157031656 · View Source
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Parents:
Joseph Baziak
Franciszka Von Mederski

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Roman Catholic Church position and titles (abbr)

Monsignor

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (22 November 1944-1962)

Apostolic Administrator of Archdiocese of Krakow (1951-1962)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow appointment March 3, 1962

Principal Consecrator of Pope St. Karol Józef Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) - September 28, 1958
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Ordained in 1912. Served as army chaplain in World War I for the Austrian Army.

Interrogated by Soviet NKVD 4 times between 1944-1946. Forced to leave (Lviv) Ukraine on April 26, 1946 by Soviet authorities. Placed as Apostolic Administrator of Krakow after Cardinal Sapieha's death in 1951. He was not placed as Metropolitan Archbishop at this time since, under a 1950 agreement with the Cardinal, approval was required by the Polish (Communist) government and was not forthcoming.

Placed under house arrest and later jailed by Polish authorities in December, 1952 on charges of espionage in harassment for refusal to condemn priests of his diocese who were charged with espionage.

Funeral led by Bishop Karol Wojtyla, his successor, providing the homily along with Fr. Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.

He was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta (Order of Rebirth of Poland) one of Poland's highest honors.


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  • Created by: Bryan Wakat
  • Added: 13 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157031656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugeniusz Baziak (8 Mar 1890–15 Jun 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157031656, citing Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by Bryan Wakat (contributor 48735512) .