Statement on the Death of Father Jerzy Popieluszko of Poland
All America shares the grief of the Polish people at the news of the tragic death of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. Father Popieluszko was a champion of Christian values and a courageous spokesman for the cause of liberty. His life exemplified the highest ideals of human dignity; his death strengthens the resolve of all freedom loving peoples to stand firm in their convictions. Father Popieluszko's spirit lives on. The world's conscience will not be at rest until the perpetrators of this heinous crime have been brought to justice.
Ronald Reagan, Statement on the Death of Father Jerzy Popieluszko of Poland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260578