Five people have been charged with organizing an illegal protest attended by 850 on Oct. 29 in Police, about 10 miles north of Szczecin.
And the national public prosecutor has said protest organizers will be charged with "causing an epidemiological threat".
Internationally, protests have been held outside Polish embassies, ranging from tens gathered in Rome, to more than a thousand in Stockholm.
The permanent council of the Polish bishops' conference said Oct. 28 that the Church makes a "constant call for protection, including legal protection, of the life of every human being, including the unborn."
"The commandment of love imposes on us an important duty of caring, helping, and giving mothers and families who receive and raise sick children the protection they need," the bishops reflected. "We thank all communities and institutions that have been doing this for years, and we appeal to parishes, Catholic movements, and other church organizations to undertake specific initiatives to meet those who need and will need both individual and institutional help."
"The Church will always stand for life and support initiatives that protect it," they added.
The bishops spoke of their "great pain" at "the escalation of social tension and aggression" during the protests.
"The vulgar language used by some of the protesters, the destruction of social property, the devastation of churches, the profanation of sacred places, or prevention of the liturgy there are also disturbing."
"We call on everyone to engage in meaningful social dialogue, to express their views without resorting to violence, and to respect the dignity of every human being," they said.
The bishops commented that "we ask politicians and all participants of the social debate, at this dramatic time, to thoroughly analyze the causes of the situation and look for ways out, in the spirit of truth and for the common good, without instrumentalizing matters regarding the faith and the Church."
The bishops thanked the pastors and laity "who are courageously defending their churches," as well as the security services. "The Church wants to remain open to all people, regardless of their social and political affiliation," they noted.
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Reflecting on the impositions due to the coronavirus pandemic, they appealed for "solidarity and compliance with the sanitary safety regulations."
"We also ask all believers to fast, to give alms, and to pray for social peace, with the intention of protecting life, putting an end to the ongoing crisis, and ending the developing pandemic," they concluded.