Monument to Bolesław Cardinal Kominek

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Reconciliation: Monument to Bolesław Cardinal Kominek Aug 06, 2014
A monument on Sand Island is dedicated to Bolesław Kominek, the first Polish Archbishop of Wrocław officially only from 1972 to 1974, he had been denominated and consecrated much earlier but due to troubles with the regime could not reside in Wrocław and take his office. After the experience of World War II, the expulsion of the German population, the division of Europe, and the Cold War, he was one of the first who sought reconciliation with post-war Germany. Kominek was the author of a letter from the Polish bishops to their German colleagues in 1965, which contained the famous sentence that is quoted at the feet of the statue: „We forgive and we ask to be forgiven.“ This phrase is written on the inclined pavement in Polish and German. The monument depicts him with a peace dove taking off from his hands.

Location: Wyspa Piasek (Sand Island), in front of the large church
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