Jan Sarkander was a Polish priest and martyr, who was the victim of the cruel Thirty Years War. In 1620, he died as a result of torture inflicted on him by the Protestants in Olomouc. In 1995, Pope John Paul II canonized him. In Skoczów, near Cieszyn, in the house where he was born there is the Museum dedicated to Jan Sarkander, which presents his life and the birthplace of the saint - decorated Sarkander John Parish Museum, presenting his life and posthumous worship.
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