Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Another entry in Athol Bloomer's Ponficications. This one is dated Monday, November 07, 2005. It is based on a UK metronews article which is still online here.

Bloomer tells us that Emilia, John Paul II's mother, came from Biala or Bialystock, Poland. His grandfather was named Felix Kacz, and the names in his mother's family are found in the Jewish cemetary. At the time his mother's gransmother was alive 70% of Biala was Jewish.

I remember when the story came out. What I don't remember was any corroboration of the claims.

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