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Polish President Andrzej Duda meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 25, 2020.

Polish president discusses ‘promotion of the family’ with Pope Francis

Polish President Andrzej Duda met with Pope Francis Friday during his first official trip abroad since his narrow election victory in... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the bell in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican, Sept. 23, 2020.

Pope Francis blesses bell that will ring out in defence of unborn

Pope Francis blessed a large bell Wednesday that Polish Catholics hope will ring out in the defence of unborn life.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, at the Vatican on Oct. 12, 2015.

Polish bishops intervene in debate over European treaty on violence against women

Poland’s bishops have intervened in a debate over whether their country should withdraw from a European treaty on preventing violence... Read more

Cardinal Marian Jaworski, center, pictured in 2006.

Pope Francis pays tribute to ‘courageous’ cardinal who was close to St. John Paul II

Pope Francis paid tribute Monday to a cardinal whose life was intertwined with that of St. John Paul II.  Read more

Cardinal Marian Jaworski.

Cardinal Jaworski, friend of St. John Paul II, dies at age 94

A cardinal who was close to St. John Paul II died Saturday, two weeks after his 94th birthday.  Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.

Cardinal Dziwisz: heed St. John Paul II’s appeal for peace on World War II anniversary

The world needs once again to hear St. John Paul II’s appeal for an end to war, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz... Read more

Socially distanced bishops attend the Polish bishops’ plenary assembly at Jasna Góra, Aug. 27-29, 2020.

Polish bishops concerned by rise in acts of desecration

Poland’s bishops expressed concern Saturday about a rise in acts of desecration.  Read more

Photo courtesy of the Polish bishops' conference.

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on... Read more

The statue of Christ, “Sursum corda,” in Warsaw, Poland.

Warsaw cardinal laments ‘desecration’ of Christ statue with rainbow flag

A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue... Read more

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland.

Catholics mark centenary of Poland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart

Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.  Read more

Andrzej Duda celebrates his presidential election victory in Pułtusk, Poland, July 12, 2020.

Polish president Duda visits Marian shrine after narrow election win

Andrzej Duda visited Poland’s national Marian shrine Monday following his narrow presidential election victory.  Read more

Archbishop Wojciech Polak, Primate of Poland.

Primate of Poland: Church must rebuild trust amid abuse crisis

The Catholic Church can only rebuild trust in its handling of clerical abuse by “taking responsibility for clarifying all crimes... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praying for Polish Catholics seeking Vatican intervention on clerical abuse

Pope Francis is praying for a group of lay people who appealed to him to crack down on clerical abuse... Read more

Bishop Edward Janiak of Kalisz.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic administrator for troubled Polish diocese

Pope Francis appointed Thursday an apostolic administrator to take charge of a Polish diocese whose bishop is under investigation over... Read more

The font where St. John Paul II was baptized in Wadowice, Poland. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Polish Catholics celebrate centenary of St. John Paul II’s baptism

The Church in Poland will celebrate the centenary of the baptism of St. John Paul II Saturday.  Read more

 Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice June 15, 2020. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Bishops entrust Polish Church to Mary in St. John Paul II centenary year

Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Pilgrims venerate the Host at St. Hyacinth in Legnica, Poland.

Parish priest says reported Eucharistic miracle has led to conversions

As the Vatican continues to evaluate a reported Eucharistic miracle in Poland, the priest of the parish where it occurred... Read more

St. John Paul II’s father, Karol Wojtyła, and mother, Emilia, with their eldest son, Edmund.

St. John Paul II’s parents’ sainthood cause has officially opened

The sainthood causes of St. John Paul II’s parents were formally opened in Poland Thursday.  Read more

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament.

Poland’s election planning must bring together all parties, bishops urge

Poland’s bishops have intervened in a debate about whether presidential elections scheduled for May 9 should go ahead despite a... Read more