Blessed Pavel Gojdič
Bishop Pavel Peter Gojdič
Born July 17, 1888(1888-07-17), Ruské Pekľany
Died July 17, 1960 (aged 72), Leopoldov
Venerated in Catholic Church
Beatified 4 November 2001 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized pending
Feast July 17
File:A memory to Peter Pavol Gojdich and Metod Dominik Trchka.JPG
Pavol Gojdič, also known as Pavel Peter Gojdič or Peter Gojdič (July 17, 1888 — July 17, 1960), was a Basilian monk and the bishop of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Prešov martyred by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

On April 28, 1950, the Communist state outlawed the Greek-Catholic Church and Bishop Pavol was incarcerated. In January 1951 he was convicted on trumped-up charges of treason. Abused in multiple prisons, he remained faithful, praying and saying Mass in secret. He was eventually given the offer to be released on the condition that he assume the position of the patriarch of the Czechoslovak Orthodox Church. He rejected the offer as an infidelity to the Pope and the faithful. He continued to be inprisoned and to suffer mistreatment, dying in a prison hospital on his birthday in 1960.

He was officially honored by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in 2008 as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.[1]

Preceded by
Stefan Novák
Bishop of Prešov
Succeeded by
Ján Hirka



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ru:Гойдич, Павел Петер sk:Pavol Peter Gojdič uk:Ґойдич Павло Петро

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