.- The Catholic Church in Poland is encouraging young people to wear the “chastity ring” as a symbol of purity. The campaign’s goal is to encourage young people to wear the ring as a sign of their desire to remain virgins until marriage.
According to the EFE news agency, the rings can be obtained at the Shrine of Blessed Karolina Kozka in southern Poland.
Karolina Kozka is considered the “Maria Goretti” of Poland. She was killed in 1914 for resisting a Russian soldier’s attempt to rape her. She was 16 years old.
John Paul II beatified Karolina in 1987 and for Poles she is a symbol of the purity of young people.
The ring was designed by a local artisan and will soon be available in parishes across Poland and on the internet.