Josef Toufar - Cihost, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 44.447 E 015° 20.140
33U E 524185 N 5509864
Quick Description: One of the most blatant victims of modern Czech history was the priest Josef Toufar.
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/12/2014 12:31:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMK4TB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member taska
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Long Description:
Josef Toufar was a parish priest in Cíhošt, diocese of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. During Mass on 11 December 1949, parishioners saw a heavy iron cross move on its own on the altar; Father Josef did not see it. At that time, Communist authorities were cracking down on Catholicism in Czechoslovakia; they arrested Josef, and tortured him into claiming he had installed a mechanical device to move the cross and fool the parishioners. The interrogations were so brutal that he did not survive. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.

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When was this monument palced?: 1990

Who placed this monument?: Cihost citizens

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