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Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 29, 2019.

‘I will go to Ukraine, as far as I can,’ says papal envoy

Mar 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is one of two Vatican cardinals visiting the war-torn country. 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

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Polish bishops 'strongly' condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Polish Bishops' Conference is responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Conference president and Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki of Poznan, conference... 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

The ‘Voice of the Unborn’ bell arrives at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Pro-life bell forged in Poland and blessed by Pope Francis resounds in Ecuador

Feb 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bell is one of three known as the ‘Voice of the Unborn.’ Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, with Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops of Ukraine and Poland say Russia tensions pose ‘great danger’

Jan 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Church leaders appealed to world leaders to ‘refrain from hostilities.’ 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

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis sends aid to migrants at Belarus border and victims of typhoon in Philippines

Jan 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Super Typhoon Rai has affected more than 7 million people. 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 John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in eastern Poland.

University to host center for study of Polish Catholics and Jews who saved lives under Nazism and communism

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The center will be based at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. 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

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Catholic Church in Belarus urges prayers for migrants

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church's website said that ‘a real humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the borders of our country.’ 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