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Stefania Łącka, pictured in 1945.

Sainthood cause opened for Polish Catholic known as ‘earthly guardian angel’ of Auschwitz

Aug 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

Stefania Łącka nursed sick prisoners at the camp hospital. Read more

Professor Aleksander Bańka.

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

Aug 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

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

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28. Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Four pilgrims from Pelplin, northern Poland, arrive in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, July 14, 2021.

Polish Catholics arrive in Rome after 17-day cycling pilgrimage

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The group raised funds for a hospice. Read more

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka.

Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

Jul 15, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka is little known outside of Poland. Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

May 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 5, 2021

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

Mar 4, 2021

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

Mar 2, 2021

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

Feb 11, 2021

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