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Professor Aleksander Bańka.

Lay Catholic to represent Church in Poland at opening of synodal process in Rome

Aleksander Bańka is a professor specializing in the history of philosophy and religion. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholics in Poland to hold ‘day of solidarity’ with people of Afghanistan

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki appealed for ‘prayer and material assistance’ for suffering Afghans. Read more

Pilgrims arrive at Jasna Gora shrine to pray before Our Lady of Częstochowa.

40,000 Catholics make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back... Read more

The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.” Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc had requested the investigation into his actions. Read more

Archbishop Polak, center, at a press conference presenting a report on clerical abuse in Poland, June 28, 2021.

Catholic Church in Poland reports 100s of new abuse allegations

The claims relate to abuse reportedly committed by 292 clergy between 1958 and 2020. Read more

Bishop Stefan Regmunt.

Vatican takes action against two more retired Polish Catholic bishops

The measures concerned Bishop Stefan Regmunt and Bishop Stanisław Napierała. Read more

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

EU founding father Robert Schuman declared 'venerable' by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, known as a key “founding father” of the European Union. Read more

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October. Read more

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy, bishop of Bielsko-Żywiec, Poland, from 1992 to 2013.

Vatican imposes penalties on retired Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ probe

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy led the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec from 1992 to 2013. Read more

Mass at Poznań Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Poland, on Jan 1, 2012.

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday.  Read more

        Our Lady of Cze?stochowa.

Catholic bishops express ‘pain and sadness’ at Poland's ‘rainbow halo’ verdict

Catholic bishops in the Polish Diocese of Płock expressed “pain and sadness” on Wednesday at the verdict in Poland’s “rainbow... Read more

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Activists found not guilty of offending religious feelings in Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial

A judge on Tuesday found three activists who distributed images depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo not... Read more

The Gothic altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków, Poland. Photo credits: The Archives of St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków.

World’s largest Gothic altarpiece dazzles again after 6-year restoration project

The world’s largest Gothic altarpiece is once again dazzling visitors to a Catholic basilica in Poland following a six-year restoration... Read more