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In pictures: Archbishop quits

Archbishop Wielgus

Warsaw's newly appointed archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus resigned ahead of a Mass to celebrate his installation.

Archbishop Wielgus beside empty throne

His departure followed revelations that he worked with the communist-era secret police.

Supporters of Archbishop Wielgus

As the archbishop made an emotional announcement to the congregation, supporters shouted: "No".

Cardinal Glemp

Cardinal Jozef Glemp, his predecessor, will temporarily return to his old job.

Archbishop Wielgus and Cardinal Glemp

Cardinal Glemp (r) defended the archbishop, calling him "God's servant".

Supporters of the archbishop

The archbishop's supporters applauded the cardinal when he warned against passing judgment based on mere documents.

Supporters outside the cathedral

Outside a mainly elderly crowd demonstrated in Archbishop Wielgus' support.




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