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    The IPN Head Karol Nawrocki honoured the memory of Pope John Paul II

    The IPN Head Karol Nawrocki laid flowers at the monument in Gdańsk dedicated to Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan at the Westerplatte on the 18th anniversary of the Pope’s death.


    The John Paul II and Ronald Reagan Monument

    The John Paul II and Ronald Reagan Monument is a significant landmark located in Gdańsk, Poland. The monument was unveiled in 2012 to commemorate the lives and accomplishments of Pope John Paul II and former United States President Ronald Reagan, who played crucial roles in the fall of communism in Europe.

    The monument was designed by renowned sculptor Czesław Dźwigaj and stands at over 6 meters tall. The bronze statue depicts Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan shaking hands in front of a large section of the Berlin Wall, which serves as a symbol of the struggle against communism.

    The monument is located in the square in front of the European Solidarity Centre, which is dedicated to the Solidarity movement, a Polish trade union that played a pivotal role in the overthrow of communist rule in Poland in the 1980s. The center also serves as a museum, research center, and cultural institution.

    The monument serves as a powerful reminder of the role that John Paul II and Ronald Reagan played in bringing about the end of communism in Europe. It symbolizes the cooperation and partnership between the United States and Poland in the fight for freedom and democracy and stands as a testament to the strength and perseverance of the human spirit in the face of oppression.

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