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Before the march began, the president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, stressed that “life is a gift from God and as such it is an inalienable right of every human being, which is why it must be protected and supported at every stage of its development.”

50,000 march for life in Poland as its parliament considers legalizing abortion

Apr 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On Sunday, 50,000 people congregated on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, for the National March for Life to defend the... Read more

Jaroslaw Kaczynski (front, center), leader of the Law and Justice political party (PiS) in Poland, takes part in the voting on four draft projects on abortion rights at the Polish Parliament (SEJM) on April 12, 2024, in Warsaw, Poland.

Polish bishops launch ‘day of prayer’ for unborn after lawmakers advance pro-abortion bills

Apr 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmakers on Friday advanced four pro-abortion bills to be considered by a special committee in the Sejm, which is Poland’s... Read more

The Apostolic Nunciature of Poland has revealed further information regarding the resignation of Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, indicating that he stepped down due to alleged negligence in overseeing sexual abuse claims.

Polish nunciature: Archbishop’s resignation linked to negligence in addressing abuse claims

Feb 29, 2024

By Daniel Payne

According to a 2021 report by the Polish Catholic outlet Więź, the Polish nunciature had received four reports from three... Read more

Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga of Szczecin-Kamien, Poland.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish archbishop accused of ignoring abuse

Feb 26, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Church authorities did not provide a reason for the resignation of Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, which was announced Feb. 24. Read more

A plenary meeting of the Polish bishops’ conference on March 15, 2022.

Polish bishops: Church does not have authority to ‘bless same-sex unions’

Dec 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Polish bishops’ statement did not expressly criticize the Vatican declaration on blessing same-sex couples but appeared to conflict with... Read more

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop from troubled Polish diocese

Oct 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 59-year-old Polish Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of the Diocese of Sosnowiec over poor management of... Read more

A portrait of the Ulma family was unveiled at their beatification Mass on Sept. 10, 2023, in Markowa, Poland.

Ulma family beatified on a ‘day of joy’ in Poland

It was the first time the Church has beatified an entire family at the same time. Read more

Bishop Gebhard Fürst blesses the bell from St. Albertus Magnus in Oberesslingen in front of the church in Żegoty (Siegfriedswalde), Germany, which has now returned to its homeland of Poland.

Ringing in a new era: the historic return of Nazi-plundered bells to Poland

Jun 26, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Over the weekend, a German bishop and a state premier participated in an initiative to bring bells stolen by the... Read more

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

Beatification date announced for married couple with seven children martyred by Nazis

Feb 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The entire Ulma family, including one newborn baby, will be beatified in Markowa, Poland. Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 19, 2022.

Pope Francis welcomes opening of Jewish-Catholic center at Polish university

Oct 21, 2022

By Justyna Galant

Pope Francis has welcomed the establishment of a Center for Catholic-Jewish Relations in Poland and called for a deepening appreciation... Read more

Catholics in Poland pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Sept. 28, 2022

Catholics in Poland and around the world pray Divine Mercy Chaplet to end war

Sep 29, 2022

By Justyna Galant

On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide.  Read more

March for Life and Family in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 19, 2022.

Poland’s March for Life and Family draws 10,000 people

Sep 19, 2022

By Justyna Galant

An estimated 10,000 people walked through the streets of Poland’s capital on Sunday to take part in the National March... Read more

Map of Croatia.

12 Polish pilgrims bound for Medjugorje killed in bus crash in Croatia

Aug 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. local time when the bus veered off the A4 road between Jarek Bisaski... Read more

The 10 Elizabethan sisters beatified on June 11, 2022, in Wrocław, Poland.

Meet the 10 newest blesseds of the Catholic Church

Jun 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 10 Elizabethan sisters were murdered by Red Army soldiers in 1945. Read more

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters martyred during World War II were beatified June 11, 2022, in Wroclaw, Poland.

Pope Francis praises 'example of faith' of newly beatified Polish nuns martyred in WWII

Jun 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters were beatified Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland. Read more

Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass in Zakopane on June 7, 2002.

Poland’s Catholic bishops: Many Ukrainians ‘will not be able to survive’ without help

Jun 8, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Married couples gather in Częstochowa, Poland, on June 4-5, 2022. Equipes Notre-Dame.

Married couples from across Europe pray at Marian shrine in Poland

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

One couple traveled from Odesa in war-torn southern Ukraine. Read more

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22,000 young people pray for peace at Catholic festival in Poland

Jun 6, 2022

By Justyna Galant

Young Ukrainians took part in the Lednica 2000 meeting on June 4. Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordains Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972.

50 years ago, the paths of 2 heroic Polish blesseds crossed

May 28, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordained Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish bishops’ leader: Vatican’s approach to Russia ‘naive and utopian’

May 24, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the remark after a May 17-20 visit to Ukraine. Read more