During the protests that followed the court ruling, protesters targeted churches, disrupting Sunday Masses and spraypainting pro-abortion graffiti on Church property.
The archbishop rejected protesters' claims that the Church was too closely aligned with the ruling party. He insisted that "the Church in Poland is not on the side of the right or left, or even on the side of the center, but on the side of the Gospel."
He also said that the protests revealed "how far the secularization and degradation of our culture had gone."
"Western patterns have been widely transferred to our land. The model of living according to the principles of consumerism without suffering and without worries has become the desire of many," he argued.
The archbishop underlined the need for prayer and fasting in response to the incidents, as well as the importance of dialogue.
He also said that families raising disabled children would require greater support following the ruling.
"While appreciating the step taken by the Constitutional Tribunal, I am convinced that the modification of the law is not a sufficient act," he commented.
"In such situations, as a society, we have a duty to properly support and help mothers and their loved ones. Women who, as a result of a medical diagnosis, find out that their child may be prenatally ill or disabled, as well as their fathers and families, need multifaceted professional help."
He continued: "It is also necessary to significantly increase economic support for them, to provide constant medical and psychological care, as well as to create a systemic possibility of rest for parents caring for disabled children. The whole of society should be in solidarity with them and ready to provide all possible help."
Meanwhile, at his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed support for a global rosary initiative launched by Polish pro-lifers.
Greeting Polish pilgrims, he welcomed the "Rosary to the Gates of Heaven," which aims to unite people around the world in prayer for unborn children Nov. 1-8.
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"During this week, throughout Poland, the common prayer 'Rosary to the Gates of Heaven' unites your families and parishes," the pope said Nov. 4.
"May this supplication, brought to heaven through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, obtain the healing of wounds associated with the loss of unborn children, the forgiveness of sins, the gift of reconciliation, and fill your hearts with hope and peace."
It was the second week in a row that the pope had offered succor to Polish pro-lifers. At his audience on Oct. 28, he asked for St. John Paul II's intercession for respect for life.
"Through the intercession of Mary Most Holy and the holy Polish pontiff, I ask God to inspire in the hearts of all respect for the life of our brothers, especially of the most fragile and defenseless, and to give strength to those who welcome it and take it care, even when it requires heroic love," he said.