PM gives thanks for his father's anti-communist resistance award

On Sunday, the late Kornel Morawiecki was honoured with the St. Gregory the Great distinction by the monthly Nowe Państwo. The award was collected by the prime minister. Paweł Supernak/PAP

In a Monday Facebook post, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki gave thanks for the posthumous award given to his father, Kornel Morawiecki, in recognition of his anti-communist dissident activity.

On Sunday, the late Kornel Morawiecki was honoured with the St. Gregory the Great distinction by the monthly Nowe Państwo. The award was collected by the prime minister.

On Monday, Morawiecki referred to this ceremony in a Facebook post. "Thank you all who remember the contribution of my father, Kornel Morawiecki, to overthrowing the communist system and the fight for the truth, which started to be lacking in the public life of the Third Republic of Poland. My father fought for a better Poland, he had it deep in his heart, he lived for Poland," the PM wrote.

"He worked all his life, and until the very end, on the great Polish synthesis. That is, the combination of ideals of freedom firmly inscribed in our consciousness with the ability to build a fair order. A synthesis of tradition and modernity, theory and practice, culture, especially higher culture and technology," Morawiecki's entry read.

According to the prime minister, his father "dreamt of such a Poland". "He understood that the truth requires testimony, an ideal demands action, and for the realisation of desires and bold plans - brave and sacrificial activity is necessary," the post said.