Biography of Bronisƚaw Merlo

Description:
Studied at the Orthodox Seminary but was expelled on account of his “sympathy toward Catholicism.” Resided in Moscow and worked on the railroad. In the winter of 1929 he became acquainted with Fr. Sergey Soloviev; under his tutelage he converted to Catholicism and began to attend the illegal Masses that Fr. Sergey celebrated in the apartments of his parishioners. In February 1931 he was drawn into the investigation in a case against Russian [Eastern Rite] Catholics (Soloviev et al.). Convicted (?). Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter S.M. Soloviev et al., Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation
Variant Names:
Merlo, Bronisƚaw; Merlo, Bronislav
Dates:
1929-1931
Locations:
Moscow (Russia)
Subjects:
male; laity; fate unknown