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Kazimier Śviontak (Belarusian Kazimier Śviontak, Казімер Сьвёнтак; b. October 21, 1914 in Walga) is a Belarusian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, former Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, and Apostolic Administrator of Pinsk.
He was arrested by the NKVD in April 1941, and imprisoned on death row in Brest. Świątek escaped from prison taking advantage of the confusion caused by the Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa), and returned to Pružany.
In December 1944, the NKVD arrested him for a second time. The following year he was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in the Gulag, and spent nine years in Siberia and the north of the Soviet Union, working in the taiga and mines. After his release in June 1954, he returned to Pinsk.
- The Catholic Church of Belarus
- Pope Pays Homage to Unitate (Roman Catholic) Cardinal Who Survived Siberian Labor Campbe:Казімір Свёнтак