Ms. Łucja, 96, has not been to church for several years for health reasons. The woman is a very religious person, so once a month clerics from a nearby parish helped her and came to her with holy communion. However, since the closest relatives of the ailing woman were clearly in favor of Rafał Trzaskowski in the 2020 presidential election, the visits ceased.
– Over the years, we got to know each other quite well, we respected each other, although the conversations showed that we were different in political views – family members of Mrs. Łucja said to Gazeta Wyborcza.
According to their accounts, the parish priest visited them three days after they hung the banner of Rafał Trzaskowski on the house. According to the Gazeta Wyborcza website, the priest was to turn to the son of Mrs. Łucja asking him to remove the banner. He reportedly admitted that they should not “expose a person who is behind LGBT and homosexuals.” Finally, when he did nothing, he said that he would not be able to come to this house with the Blessed Sacrament.
At the beginning of July the priest did not visit Mrs. Lucia and her relatives, although he was nearby with another patient. This has never happened before. – We believe that the lack of a pastoral visit is not an accident and that our sick mother became a victim of the situation – admitted close 96-year-olds. The family wrote a letter to Roman Pindel, Bishop of Bielsko-Żywiec, in this matter.
The curia has already dealt with the matter. “This situation has already been clarified by the General Ministry Department of the Bielsko-Żywiec Diocese. Such an event should not take place in pastoral ministry. We regret our priest’s actions ”- informed Gazeta Wyborcza in the official statement of priest Mateusz Kierczak, director of the Information and Media Center of the Bielsko-Żywiec Diocese.