CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 09:00 am
Poland's bishops have intervened in a debate about whether presidential elections scheduled for May 10 should go ahead despite a nationwide lockdown.
A statement from the permanent council of the Polish bishops' conference April 27 urged politicians to work together to ensure that the election would be regarded as legitimate by all sides.
It said: "We appeal to the consciences of those responsible for the common good of our homeland, both those in power and the opposition, to work out a common position on the presidential elections in this extraordinary situation."
Poland's ruling coalition, led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, has rejected calls to postpone the election, due to take place this Sunday.