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A Three Kings parade in Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 6, 2021. Photo credits: Karol Darmoros/Polskie Radio and Orszak Trzech Króli.

Scaled-down Three Kings parades held in Poland due to coronavirus pandemic

Jan 6, 2021

An estimated 2,500 Three Kings parades took place in Poland on Wednesday amid tight coronavirus restrictions.  Read more

Credit: Eliška Zeisková (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

Jan 5, 2021

A pontifical university in Poland is patenting a beer that will give drinkers a taste of the Middle Ages.  Read more

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

Polish parliament declares 2021 the Year of Cardinal Wyszynski

Jan 4, 2021

The Polish parliament has declared 2021 the Year of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, in honor of the churchman who helped to... Read more

The relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe are transferred to the Polish parliament. Credit: Andrzej Hrechorowicz/sejm.gov.pl.

Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe installed in chapel of Polish parliament

Dec 28, 2020

Relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe were installed in a chapel in Poland’s parliament before Christmas.  Read more

The coffins of 640 unborn children in the Church of Holy Trinity in Gończyce, Poland, Dec. 12, 2020. Photo

Funeral Mass for 640 unborn children is held in Poland

Dec 17, 2020

A Catholic bishop presided Saturday at a funeral Mass for 640 unborn children in Poland.  Read more

Pope John Paul II, pictured in 1992.

St. John Paul II: 1,700 professors respond to ‘wave of accusations’ against Polish pope

Dec 12, 2020

Hundreds of Polish professors have signed an appeal defending St. John Paul II following criticism in the wake of the... Read more

Mass at Poznań Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Poland, on Jan 1, 2012.

Catholic Church in Poland records 1.3% fall in Sunday Mass attendance in 2019

Dec 11, 2020

The number of people attending Sunday Mass in Poland fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according... Read more

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

Polish Catholic leader to European Parliament: There can be no compromise on the right to life

Dec 3, 2020

A Catholic archbishop spoke out Wednesday after the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Poland’s pro-life laws.   Read more

 Sr. Wanda Boniszewska (1907-2003).

‘We had no idea’: The hidden life of the reputed stigmatist tortured by Stalin’s secret police

Nov 25, 2020

Sr. Wanda Boniszewska led an extraordinary life. But for one religious sister who lived with her in the last years of... Read more

Pope John Paul II at prayer in 1991.

Polish Catholic university defends St. John Paul II against ‘slander’ in wake of McCarrick Report

Nov 17, 2020

A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.  Read more

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

McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II was deceived about ex-cardinal, says Polish archbishop

Nov 13, 2020

The McCarrick Report showed that St. John Paul II was deceived about the disgraced ex-cardinal, the president of the Polish... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured at the Vatican April 25, 2014.

Archbishop: Vatican should clarify ‘doubts’ after Cardinal Dziwisz accused of negligence

Nov 10, 2020

Allegations that Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz failed to investigate claims of clerical abuse aired in a television program Monday should be... Read more

Sr. Wanda Boniszewska (1907-2003).

Beatification cause of reputed stigmatist tortured by Stalin’s secret police opens

Nov 9, 2020

The beatification cause of a Polish religious sister who reputedly bore the stigmata opened Monday.  Read more

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, left.

Vatican imposes disciplinary measures on 97-year-old Polish cardinal

Nov 6, 2020

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Friday disciplinary measures against a 97-year-old cardinal.  Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź.

‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

Nov 5, 2020

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence... Read more

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

Polish Catholic archbishop: president’s abortion law proposal would be ‘new form of euthanasia’

Nov 4, 2020

A Catholic archbishop said Tuesday that an abortion law proposal outlined by Poland’s president would amount to a “new form... Read more

Marta Lempart.

Polish pro-abortion leader urges 'revolt' against Church, amid Mass interruptions and protests

Nov 2, 2020

A leader of Poland’s pro-abortion movement urged Catholics to oppose the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in the country, even... Read more

A promotional image for the “Rosary to the Gates of Heaven.”

Polish pro-lifers launch global rosary initiative

Nov 2, 2020

Polish pro-lifers are inviting Catholics around the world to join a global rosary initiative that launched on Sunday.  Read more

Polish president Andrzej Duda campaigns for re-election in Zlotoryja, June 12, 2020.

Amid protests, Polish president backs abortion for fatal fetal abnormalities

Oct 30, 2020

Facing protests across the country after a court ruling prohibiting abortion for fetal abnormalities, the Polish president said Friday he... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow, Poland, center, pictured Oct. 20, 2016.

Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling

Oct 28, 2020

An archbishop urged Polish Catholics to pray and fast Tuesday after protesters disrupted Masses in the wake of a landmark... Read more