WARSAW: Poland’s top political leaders on Sunday (Monday in Manila) attended the beatification of two revered figures of the Catholic Church – a cardinal who led the Polish Church’s resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn’t see. Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Mother Elzbieta Roza Czacka took a step toward sainthood at a time of declining Church attendance and as some Poles have left the Church over sex abuse scandals and the church’s coziness with the current right-wing government. In a time of growing secularization and societal divisions, the celebration was a reminder of the moral authority and the unifying power the Church once held over Poland.