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A family participates in Poland's March for Life and the Family in Warsaw on Sept. 19, 2021.

Poland’s March for Life and the Family draws 5,000 people

Thousands participated in the annual pro-life march in Warsaw on Sept. 19. Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin holds a reliquiary containing relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, Sept. 5, 2021.

All-Ireland Primate honors Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe

Archbishop Martin carried the Auschwitz martyr’s relics through the streets of a Northern Irish town. Read more

Professor Aleksander Bańka.

Lay Catholic to represent Church in Poland at opening of synodal process in Rome

Aleksander Bańka is a professor specializing in the history of philosophy and religion. Read more

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

Catholics in Poland to hold ‘day of solidarity’ with people of Afghanistan

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki appealed for ‘prayer and material assistance’ for suffering Afghans. Read more

The EWTN affiliates and partners’ European meeting in Poland, Aug. 26-29, 2021.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader sends blessing to EWTN European meeting

Forty people from 15 countries took part in the gathering in Poland. Read more

A group of migrants trapped at the border between Poland and Belarus, near the Polish village of Usnarz Górny.

Poland’s Catholic bishops call for solidarity with refugees amid Belarus border standoff

The bishops described the situation at the Poland-Belarus border as “disturbing.” Read more

Archbishop emeritus Marian Gołębiewski of Wrocław, Poland

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases. Read more

One of the 12 altars for perpetual adoration that represent the “crown of 12 stars” on the Virgin Mary’s head blessed by Pope Francis.

Polish artist designs stunning monstrances with Virgin Mary: ‘Beauty leads to God’

A Polish artisan and jeweler is hoping that his craft leads people to God. After experiencing a miraculous healing, he... Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.” Read more

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

Polish Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Europe’s flood victims as death toll rises

At least 120 people have died in the floods, many of them in Germany. Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc had requested the investigation into his actions. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader: The Church supports those opting for COVID-19 vaccine

Archbishop Gądecki said vaccination was “an important tool.” Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź.

Polish Catholic archbishop sanctioned by Vatican defends election as mayor

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź insisted his new role did not conflict with canon law. Read more

The ‘Voice of the Unborn’ bell in Kolbuszowa, Poland.

Pro-life bell blessed by Pope Francis tours Poland

The “Voice of the Unborn” bell honors the 42 million children aborted annually worldwide. Read more

Archbishop Polak, center, at a press conference presenting a report on clerical abuse in Poland, June 28, 2021.

Catholic Church in Poland reports 100s of new abuse allegations

The claims relate to abuse reportedly committed by 292 clergy between 1958 and 2020. Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Rome April 25, 2014.

Vatican confirms probe of negligence claims against Polish Cardinal Dziwisz

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco visited Poland on June 17-26 to investigate the allegations. Read more