Statement by Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson on the Death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski

4/10/2010

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, and many other senior leaders of the Polish government.

President Kaczynski was a faithful Catholic and a good friend of the Knights of Columbus. Each year since the establishment of our Polish national council in 2005, he sent greetings to each of our international conventions, where they were received with enthusiasm and gratitude.

I had the pleasure of meeting him several years ago on Polish National Day in Warsaw, and was impressed by his graciousness and devotion to the well-being of the people of Poland.

We join in solidarity with our brother Knights in Poland, and with all the people of the Polish nation, in mourning the loss of the President and all who died in the crash. And we pray for the families of all those who died in this terrible tragedy.

Board of Directors Expresses Solidarity with Poland