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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

A mosque in Gdańsk, Poland. Credit: altotemi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Polish Catholic Church’s ‘Day of Islam’ seeks to ‘overcome prejudices’

The Polish Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Islam” on Tuesday is an opportunity to overcome prejudices, a bishop who oversees... Read more

‘This image is very offensive to many people’: Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial begins

The trial of three activists who distributed posters depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo will resume next... Read more

Bishop Romuald Kaminski reads Psalm 130 at Bródno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 17, 2021. Credit: Jakub Truszynski.

Poland’s Catholics and Jews mark Day of Judaism with psalms, music, and silent prayer

Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.  Read more

A Three Kings parade in Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 6, 2021. Photo credits: Karol Darmoros/Polskie Radio and Orszak Trzech Króli.

Scaled-down Three Kings parades held in Poland due to coronavirus pandemic

An estimated 2,500 Three Kings parades took place in Poland on Wednesday amid tight coronavirus restrictions.  Read more

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Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

A pontifical university in Poland is patenting a beer that will give drinkers a taste of the Middle Ages.  Read more

The relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe are transferred to the Polish parliament. Credit: Andrzej Hrechorowicz/sejm.gov.pl.

Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe installed in chapel of Polish parliament

Relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe were installed in a chapel in Poland’s parliament before Christmas.  Read more

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

Catholic Church in Poland records 1.3% fall in Sunday Mass attendance in 2019

The number of people attending Sunday Mass in Poland fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish Catholic leader to European Parliament: There can be no compromise on the right to life

A Catholic archbishop spoke out Wednesday after the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Poland’s pro-life laws.   Read more

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, left.

Cardinal Gulbinowicz dies ten days after Vatican sanctions

A Polish cardinal recently sanctioned by the Vatican for sexual abuse has died at the age of 97.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II was deceived about ex-cardinal, says Polish archbishop

The McCarrick Report showed that St. John Paul II was deceived about the disgraced ex-cardinal, the president of the Polish... Read more

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, left.

Vatican imposes disciplinary measures on 97-year-old Polish cardinal

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Friday disciplinary measures against a 97-year-old cardinal.  Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź.

‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

Polish Catholic archbishop: president’s abortion law proposal would be ‘new form of euthanasia’

A Catholic archbishop said Tuesday that an abortion law proposal outlined by Poland’s president would amount to a “new form... Read more