Biography of Teklia Papshel

Lived in Leningrad and was a parishioner at St. Catherine Church. From August 1939 she participated in secret Masses celebrated by Fr. Paweƚ Chomicz in parishioners’ apartments; from November 1941 she made her apartment available to Fr. Chomicz, who was illegally living in Leningrad. July 13, 1941 – arrested in the case against Fr. Chomicz and Catholic laity. Accused of “organizing an underground church where secret Masses were said and anti-Soviet defeatist agitation was conducted.” September 1, 1942 – acquitted by the court and released from prison [Military Tribunal, NKVD, Leningrad oblast]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter P-83605, Archive of the Directorate of the FSB, Russian Federation, for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region
Variant Names:
Papshel, Teklia; Papshel', Teklia Vikent'evna
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
female; laity; fate unknown