PM expresses gratitude to participants in his father's funeral

The funeral was attended by President Andrzej Duda, Kornel Morawiecki's family and friends, parliamentarians, as well as government and state officials. Rafał Guz/PAP

PM Mateusz Morawiecki has expressed his gratitude to everyone who participated, on Saturday, in the funeral of his father, Kornel Morawiecki, an anti-communist activist, and founder and leader of the 1980s Fighting Solidarity union.

Kornel Morawiecki, who was also an MP and Senior Speaker of the Sejm, died on Sept. 30, at the age of 78, after a battle against cancer. His funeral was attended by President Andrzej Duda, Kornel Morawiecki's family and friends, parliamentarians, as well as government and state officials.

"The attitude of (my) father towards people is the key to understanding his choices and deeds," the PM wrote in a letter published in social mass media on Monday.

"Allow me to say thank you for the moving addresses, marked by wisdom and warmth, which were delivered at the cathedral and the cemetery. Let me express my gratitude to all the participants in the Mass, in the farewell ceremony at the cemetery, and to all Poles who remembered my father on that day. I offer words of recognition and respect to the organisers of my father's funeral, including the uniformed services and to all the people who supported us spontaneously," he wrote.

"Let me thank all my compatriots for their words of support and remembrance, of solidarity. This was the word he loved most. Solidarism was the socio-political system he had desired for Poland. And we are heading in this direction," the PM stressed.