Pamięć a tożsamość na Pomorzu w ujęciu papieża Jana Pawła II

Memory versus identity in Pomerania in Pope John Paul II’s view

Treść artykułu: Pobierz | Czytaj

Strona: 33 - 51

Publikacja w numerze: 34 (2014)

Autor: Sylwia Górzna


The starting point for the considerations was the last John Paul II’s work Memory and Identity. Conversations at The Dawn of a Millennium, which raises important issues, such as national, social and spiritual identity, homeland, nation, patriotism and freedom. The article presents the papal homilies and speeches delivered during the third, fourth and seventh pilgrimage to Poland. At that time the Pope visited the inhabitants of Pomerania — Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Szczecin, Koszalin, Pelplin. During the visits he dealt with issues of, among others, marriage, family, solidarity, freedom, love, suffering. He referred to the historical events important for Pomerania and Homeland historical e, i.e. those on the Coast in the seventies and eighties of the twentieth century, or the defense of Westerplatte in 1939. He also spoke to Kashubs, calling for the preservation of the Kashubian identity.