No red under church bed

ANTI COMMUNIST: Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz. Pic. Czarek Sokolowski. 31/03/07. © AP.
ANTI COMMUNIST: Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz. Pic. Czarek Sokolowski. 31/03/07. © AP.

WARSAW - The new Roman Catholic archbishop of Warsaw formally assumed his duties yesterday, ending a saga that started in January when the pope's original appointee resigned amid reports that he had been a communist informer.

WARSAW - The new Roman Catholic archbishop of Warsaw formally assumed his duties yesterday, ending a saga that started in January when the pope's original appointee resigned amid reports that he had been a communist informer.

The new appointee, Kazimierz Nycz, 57, the former bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg in northern Poland, is a strong supporter of the "decommunisation" of the Polish church.

Nycz replaces Stanislaw Wielgus, bishop of Plock, who succeeded Cardinal Jozef Glemp as the primate of the church in Poland. - Sapa

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