Ambassador Romuald Spasowski

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On December 19, 1981, six days after the imposition of martial Law in Poland, Ambassador Spasowski requested political asylum in the United States for himself and his family. Eight months later, General Jaruzelski military junta sentenced him to death.
 

 

With Pope John Paul II during the confidential visit to Vatican in December 1980.

 

Please also see: Ronald Reagan Exchange With Reporters About Former Polish Ambassador Romuald Spasowski

Spasowski was baptized a Catholic in 1985. He was 64 tehn.

In 1989 he was diagnosed with cancer. While suffering from cancer he refused to take morphine.

He died at his home in Viginia in 1995.  

 

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