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St STANISLAUS

Patron Saint of Poland

Bishop of Cracow.

He rebuked King Boleslaus for his nasty ways which included kidnapping and raping women.

The King took no notice until he found himself excommunicated. Then in a furious rage the King condemned the Bishop for treason.

No-one would kill the Bishop so the evil ruler did the deed himself, clubbing St STANISLAUS to death and hacking the body into pieces.

This did not go down well with the Pope, who forbade any sacraments to be performed in Poland at all, ever. The outrage this caused amongst the populace only abated when the shaken King fled the country, never to return.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St STANISLAUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : STANISLAUS
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1030-1079
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 69

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