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12051Re: [Slovak-World] What is Slovakia doing concerning the loss of our Holy Father?

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  • Martin Votruba
    Apr 3 6:21 PM
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      > Did you know the Pope's grandmother was a Carpatho-Rusyn
      > Byzantine Catholic Slovak?

      Which one? Maria Anna Scholz, or Anna Przeczek?

      Maria Anna's father was born in Bielsko-Biala in Silesia (Poland) and
      Anna's father was born near Bielsko-Biala. What are the grounds for
      calling their daughters Maria Anna or Anna "Slovak"?

      The Pope's genealogy through two of his g-g-grandparents published in
      1981 contains no hint that any of his listed ancestors should have
      come from Slovakia.


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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