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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

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’

Jan 25, 2021

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

Jan 20, 2021

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

Jan 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 6, 2021

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

Credit: Eliška Zeisková (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

Jan 5, 2021

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

Dec 28, 2020

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

Dec 11, 2020

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

Dec 3, 2020

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

Nov 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Nov 13, 2020

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

Nov 6, 2020

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

Nov 5, 2020

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’

Nov 4, 2020

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

Abortion rights supporters protest in Wroclaw, Oct. 26, 2020.

Bishops call for peaceful dialogue amid protests of Poland abortion ruling

Oct 28, 2020

The Polish bishops on Wednesday emphasized the protection of life and the importance of social peace, as critics of a... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow, Poland, center, pictured Oct. 20, 2016.

Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling

Oct 28, 2020

An archbishop urged Polish Catholics to pray and fast Tuesday after protesters disrupted Masses in the wake of a landmark... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, at the Vatican on Oct. 12, 2015.

Polish archbishop speaks out as protesters disrupt Masses after abortion ruling

Oct 25, 2020

The president of Poland’s bishops’ conference has urged critics of a landmark abortion ruling to express their opposition “in a... Read more