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

Polish archbishop speaks out as protesters disrupt Masses after abortion ruling

Oct 25, 2020

The president of Poland’s bishops’ conference has urged critics of a landmark abortion ruling to express their opposition “in a... Read more

Baby Feet.

Polish president Duda welcomes landmark abortion ruling

Oct 23, 2020

Polish president Andrzej Duda welcomed a landmark court ruling on abortion Friday.  Read more

Baby feet.

Polish court declares abortion in cases of fetal abnormalities unconstitutional

Oct 22, 2020

Poland’s constitutional court ruled Thursday that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional.  Read more

The mural of St. John Paul II in Stalowa Wola, Poland.

Polish city unveils giant St. John Paul II mural in centenary year

Oct 22, 2020

A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of... Read more

Bishop Bogdan Wojtuś (1937-2020).

Polish bishop dies from the coronavirus

Oct 21, 2020

A Polish bishop died from COVID-19 Tuesday at the age of 83.  Read more

Servant of God Wanda Błeńska (1911-2014).

Beatification cause of ‘mother of lepers’ opens in Poland

Oct 20, 2020

The beatification cause of a Polish missionary doctor known as the “mother of lepers” was opened Sunday.   Read more

Bishop Edward Janiak.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop under investigation

Oct 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepted Saturday the resignation of the Bishop of Kalisz in central Poland, Edward Janiak, who is under investigation... Read more

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

Cardinal: St. John Paul II foresaw challenges facing world today

Oct 16, 2020

St. John Paul II accurately predicted the problems facing the world today, his longtime personal secretary said Friday, the anniversary of the... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching

Oct 12, 2020

The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the... Read more

Poland’s bishops attend a Oct. 5-6 plenary meeting in Łódź.

Polish bishops: Communion in the hand acceptable amid pandemic

Oct 6, 2020

Poland’s bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic “cannot be... Read more

President Andrzej Duda.

'The family has fundamental value' - an interview with Polish President Andrzej Duda

Sep 27, 2020

By Alan Holdren

On Sept. 25, EWTN News spoke with Poland's President Andrzej Duda, who met with Pope Francis during a visit to... Read more

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

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

Sep 25, 2020

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

Sep 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Sep 18, 2020

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

Sep 8, 2020

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

Sep 7, 2020

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

Sep 1, 2020

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

Aug 31, 2020

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

Aug 7, 2020

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

Aug 2, 2020

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