Warsaw, Poland, Jun 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Polish Catholics are beginning a 100-day countdown to the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism.
Wyszyński will be beatified in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Sept. 12, alongside Sr. Róża Maria Czacka, a nun who died in 1961 after a lifetime of service to blind people.
Michalina Jankowska, director of the Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński Institute, invited Catholics to raise awareness of the beatification ceremony.
“I encourage you to use the media to share quotes from Cardinal Wyszyński and Mother Czacka, your thoughts about them, and different initiatives,” she said.
“Everyone can join the action by posting entries, short videos, and photos on social media. And to link all these contents, we are giving the hashtag #Beatyfikacja [#Beatification].”
In the run-up to the ceremony, events are being held across Poland, a country of almost 38 million people bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
The events include competitions for children inspired by the cardinal who helped to preserve and strengthen Christianity in Poland under communism.
There are also websites dedicated to the Polish Primate’s beatification, including prymaswyszynski.pl, created by the Archdiocese of Warsaw, and a new web portal unveiled by Polskie Radio, the national public service radio broadcaster.