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‘I pray to St. John Paul II every day’: How a Ukrainian refugee found shelter at the pope’s former residence

Mar 23, 2022

By Solène Tadié

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko. Read more

The Bishop’s Palace in Kraków, southern Poland.

St. John Paul II’s former residence in Poland opens doors to Ukrainian refugees

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Almost 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. Read more

Karol and Emilia Wojtyła's wedding portrait. Public domain.

Krakow archbishop opens beatification causes of St John Paul II's parents

Mar 11, 2020

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced Wednesday that having obtained the approval of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,... Read more

16 June 2019: Polish LGBT marchers display blasphemous image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime

Oct 8, 2019

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow made the comparison in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese released on Sept. 28, as he announced... Read more

St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

Francis: St John Paul II underlined priority of obeying God’s will

Oct 10, 2018

Pope Francis recalled the legacy of St. John Paul II Wednesday, meeting at the Vatican with pilgrims from the Archdiocese... Read more

Pope John Paul II circa 1991.

Krakow's new archbishop talks St. John Paul II and Divine Mercy

Feb 1, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The archdiocese that once sent St. John Paul II to the papacy has a new archbishop: Marek Jedraszewski. The archbishop... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski.

Pope Francis names new archbishop of Krakow, Poland

Dec 8, 2016

Archbishop Marek Jedraszweski has been named the new shepherd of Poland's Krakow archdiocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of... Read more

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz says the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Krakow's Blonia Park, July 26, 2016.

Let the fire of faith enkindle the world, cardinal tells WYD pilgrims

Jul 26, 2016

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz’s welcome to World Youth Day pilgrims on Tuesday had a stirring reminder: it is up to them... Read more