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

Vatican confirms probe of negligence claims against Polish Cardinal Dziwisz

Jun 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Bishop Stefan Regmunt.

Vatican takes action against two more retired Polish Catholic bishops

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The measures concerned Bishop Stefan Regmunt and Bishop Stanisław Napierała. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish Catholic archbishop urges European Parliament to reject abortion report

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the appeal on the eve of a crucial vote. Read more

St. Albert Chmielowski.

Thief returns relics of Polish Catholic saint who inspired Pope John Paul II

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The perpetrator apologized for stealing the relics of St. Albert Chmielowski. Read more

Fr. Jan Macha (1914-1942).

Polish Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis to be beatified in November

Jun 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. Jan Macha will be declared blessed in Katowice, southern Poland, on Nov. 20. Read more

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October. Read more

Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki renews the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków, June 11, 2021.

Poland is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The act of consecration took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków. Read more

Poland’s new pro-life campaign proclaims ‘every life is a miracle’

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The campaign presents more than 80 personal stories. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Vatican: Accusations against Polish Catholic bishops’ leader groundless

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican rejected accusations of negligence against Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki. Read more

Polish Catholics mark 100 days to beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski

Jun 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism will be beatified on Sept. 12, Read more

Religious sisters view remains discovered at a site in Gdańsk, northern Poland.

Inside the search for Polish Catholic sisters killed by the Red Army and on the path to beatification

Jun 4, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The sisters were brutally mistreated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Have their bodies finally been recovered? Read more

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy, bishop of Bielsko-Żywiec, Poland, from 1992 to 2013.

Vatican imposes penalties on retired Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ probe

May 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy led the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec from 1992 to 2013. Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński.

Poland marks 40 years since death of Cardinal Wyszynski

May 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland’s “Primate of the Millennium” died on May 28, 1981. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI to minor seminary: What has withered in Germany still blossoms in Poland

May 20, 2021

The 94-year-old pope emeritus was writing to the minor seminary in Częstochowa. Read more

Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation

May 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Jan Tyrawa was investigated for negligence in handling clerical abuse cases. Read more

The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland.

Polish Catholic shrine leads global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

May 3, 2021

May 3 marks the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, and Constitution Day, a national holiday. Read more

Catholic priests and civilians are seized by the Nazis in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in September 1939.

Polish Catholics commemorate fifth of diocesan priests killed in World War II

Apr 29, 2021

Around 2,000 of Poland’s 10,000 diocesan priests perished during the Nazi German occupation. Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, the future St. John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Adam Bujak/Biały Kruk.

Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified in September

Apr 23, 2021

The beatification ceremony will be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Sept. 12 Read more

The Umschlagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, where more than 300,000 Jews were transported from the Warsaw Ghetto to Nazi death camps.

Polish Catholic bishop: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary is ‘an appeal to love one’s neighbor’

Apr 19, 2021

The uprising -- the largest single Jewish revolt of World War II -- was launched 78 years ago Read more

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday.... Read more