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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

Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, chairman of the Polish bishops’ council for migration, tourism, and pilgrimages.

Catholic bishop questions lack of EU support as Poland aids millions of Ukrainian refugees

May 16, 2022

By Justyna Galant

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

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Church leaders and scholars to explore St. John Paul II’s ‘natural law legacy’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speakers will include papal biographer George Weigel and Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk. Read more

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz in 2016.

Vatican clears Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of negligence in Polish abuse cases

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has ended an investigation into allegations that Polish Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz failed to investigate claims of clerical sex... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki with Bartholomew I of Constantinople in Warsaw, Poland, on March 29, 2022.

Orthodox leader and Polish Catholic archbishop pray for peace in Ukraine

Mar 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

Patriarch Bartholomew I is visiting Poland to offer his blessing to Ukrainian refugees. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 28, 2022.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader tells Pope Francis about German ‘Synodal Way’ concerns

Mar 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Francis distances himself from this initiative,’ the Polish bishops’ conference said. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing and Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

German Catholic bishops’ leader responds to Polish archbishop’s ‘Synodal Way’ criticisms

Mar 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Bätzing said he sought a ‘real theological exchange’ with Archbishop Gądecki. Read more

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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

A Caritas Poland ‘Tent of Hope’ in Krościenko, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholics dig deep to help Ukrainian refugees

Mar 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics have donated record sums to Caritas Poland, the country’s largest charity. Read more

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

Ukraine war: Poland’s Catholic bishops condemn attacks on civilians

Mar 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The U.N. human rights office has recorded over 1,800 civilian casualties. Read more

Sisters from Przemysł, Poland, help Ukrainian refugees.

Almost 1,000 Polish Catholic convents are helping Ukraine’s refugees

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion. Read more