Franciszek Blachnicki

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Franciszek Blachnicki
Born (1921-03-24)24 March 1921
Rybnik, Second Republic of Poland
Died 27 February 1987(1987-02-27) (aged 65)
Carlsberg, Germany
Nationality Polish
Occupation Priest
Known for Founding the light-life movement in Poland

Franciszek Blachnicki (24 March 1921 – 27 February 1987)[1] was a Roman Catholic priest who started the Light-Life Movement (Światło-Życie).


He was ordained to the priesthood on 25 June 1950.

The Roman Catholic Church has started the process of his beatification and on 30 September 2015 he was proclaimed to be Venerable after Pope Francis recognized that Blachnicki had lived a model Christian life of heroic virtue.


  1. ^ "Franciszek Blachnicki" (in Polish). Encyklopedia PWN. 

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