Biography of Father Franciszek Koƚomyjski

Born March 9, 1870. Graduated from seminary and was ordained in 1894 for the Diocese of Sejny. From 1894 he was administrator of the parish in Lubotyń; in 1915, during the First World War, he was taken by Cossacks deep into Russia; from 1916 he served at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Smolensk [which had approximately 8,000 parishioners – R.D.]. After the Revolution he made his way back to Poland and became pastor of the parish in Ostroƚęka. In 1920, during the Polish-Soviet War, he was murdered in Ostroƚęka by retreating Red Army soldiers (exact date and circumstances of death unknown). Source: Dzwonkowski, p. 295; Madała, pp. 82-83
Variant Names:
Koƚomyjski, Franciszek; Kolomyĭskiĭ, Frant︠s︡ishek
Sejny (Poland); Li︠u︡botyn (Ukraine); Smolensk (Russia); Ostroƚęka (Poland)
male; clergy and religious; executed