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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

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

Polish Catholic archbishop to Russian Orthodox leader: Please ask Putin to stop Ukraine war

Mar 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the appeal in a strongly worded letter. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022

Pope Francis thanks Polish people for opening homes to Ukrainians fleeing war

Mar 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at Przemyśl Główny train station in eastern Poland.

Polish Catholic archbishop greets Ukrainian refugees arriving at train station as humanitarian crisis grows

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Adam Szal assured the new arrivals of his prayers for peace in their homeland. Read more

The Jasna Góra shrine in southern Poland is providing space for Ukrainians in its pilgrim house.

How Poland’s Catholics are helping refugees fleeing Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Jasna Góra, Poland’s largest shrine, is providing space for Ukrainians in its pilgrim house. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and Bishop Georg Bätzing.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader expresses ‘fraternal concern’ over German ‘Synodal Way’

Feb 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki questioned whether the initiative was rooted in the Gospel. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader calls for ‘open and hospitable hearts’ to refugees from Ukraine

Feb 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Officials believe that up to a million Ukrainians could seek refuge in Poland. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish Catholic leader asks Ukraine and Russia’s bishops to join in prayer for peace

Feb 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Every war is madness,’ Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said in a letter to the Catholic and Orthodox bishops. Read more

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, pictured in 2015.

Pope Francis’ friend Rabbi Skorka helps Polish Catholics mark Day of Judaism

Jan 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Day of Judaism was established by the Polish bishops in 1997. Read more

Staff of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis commends university in Poland for six centuries of Catholic education

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged the students at the university to live out its motto: “Go and make disciples.” Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski celebrates a Mass at Niepokalanów in Poland, Jan. 8, 2022.

A magazine launched by a saint is still thriving 100 years later

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis sent a message marking the publication’s centenary. Read more

A Three Kings parade in Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 6, 2022.

Three Kings parades held at more than 600 locations across Poland

Jan 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The annual event commemorates the Magi who traveled to see the newborn Jesus. Read more

Bishop Artur Miziński, secretary general of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholic Church in Poland plans to reach out to young people in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Other priorities include helping people in need and synodal consultations. Read more

The beatification of Fr. Jan Macha in Katowice, Poland, Nov. 20, 2021.

Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis is beatified in Poland

Nov 20, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Fr. Jan Macha was executed in 1942, after serving just 1,257 days as a priest. Read more

Fr. Marcin Iżycki, director of Caritas Poland, speaks during a press conference on the Belarus border crisis.

Caritas Poland leader: We’ll help those in need for as long as Belarus border crisis lasts

Nov 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic Church in Belarus is also aiding migrants at the border. Read more

Bishop Artur Miziński and Archbishop Georges Bacouni at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 10, 2021.

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Lebanon

Nov 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Lebanon’s real GDP contracted by more than 20% in 2020. Read more

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

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold collection for migrants at Belarus border

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Thousands are caught up in a growing crisis at the roughly 250-mile frontier. Read more

Pope Francis blessed "Voice of the Unborn" bells for Ecuador and Ukraine on Oct. 27, 2021

Pope Francis blesses pro-life bells going to Ukraine and Ecuador

Oct 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bells, which are rung in support of the unborn, each weigh more than 2,000 pounds. Read more