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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

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

Polish Catholic family killed by Nazis for helping Jews on path to beatification

Mar 24, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Seventy-seven years ago today, Nazis murdered a Polish Catholic family. Now, all nine family members -- including an unborn child... Read more

Polish windsurfing star Zofia Klepacka

Polish windsurfing star: I convinced a woman not to have an abortion

Mar 19, 2021

A Polish windsurfing star has described how she convinced a woman not to have an abortion, saying that “if we... Read more

A pro-life poster campaign in Poland organized by the Our Children Foundation

Catholics in Poland launch week of prayer for protection of life on St. Joseph’s feast day

Mar 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholics in Poland have launched a week of prayer for the protection of life on the feast of St. Joseph. Read more

The National Shrine of St. Joseph in Kalisz, central Poland

Poland to be entrusted to St. Joseph in October

Mar 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland’s Catholic bishops will entrust the country to St. Joseph on Oct. 7. Read more

The reliquary of Carlo Acutis in Ełk, Poland

Relics of Carlo Acutis brought to Poland in hope of inspiring young Catholics

Mar 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Relics of Carlo Acutis can now be found in a cathedral in Poland thanks to the initiative of a youth... Read more

Credit: Unsplash.

Poland objects to EU declaring itself ‘LGBT freedom zone’

Mar 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government, which says it has... Read more

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

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

Mar 5, 2021

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday.  Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

EU Catholic bishops criticize European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law

Feb 25, 2021

Catholic bishops across Europe have criticized a European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law.  Read more

Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski celebrates Mass on the 90th anniversary of the Divine Mercy apparition at the  Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Płock, Poland, Feb. 22, 2021. Photo credits: Foreign Communicati

Vatican archbishop celebrates 90th anniversary of Divine Mercy apparition

Feb 23, 2021

A Vatican archbishop celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first Divine Mercy apparition on Monday in the Polish city of Płock.  Read more

Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland, pictured June 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Poland’s Catholic Church holds day of prayer for abuse survivors

Feb 18, 2021

Poland’s Catholic Church on Friday will observe a day of prayer for abuse survivors.  Read more

The Gothic altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków, Poland. Photo credits: The Archives of St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków.

World’s largest Gothic altarpiece dazzles again after 6-year restoration project

Feb 11, 2021

The world’s largest Gothic altarpiece is once again dazzling visitors to a Catholic basilica in Poland following a six-year restoration... Read more

A pro-life billboard in Poland sponsored by the Our Children Foundation - Education, Health, Faith. Photo credits: Archive.

Pro-life billboard campaign unveiled in Poland after abortion ruling

Feb 2, 2021

Pro-life campaigners in Poland have unveiled a billboard campaign following a landmark ruling on abortion.  Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Landmark abortion ruling published in Poland

Jan 28, 2021

Poland’s constitutional court published on Wednesday the rationale for its declaration that abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional three months... Read more

Fr. Marceli Godlewski. Credit: Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary, Warsaw.

How a Catholic pastor saved hundreds of his Jewish neighbors in the Warsaw Ghetto

Jan 27, 2021

Before the war, Fr. Marceli Godlewski seemed an unlikely candidate to be honored as “Righteous Among the Nations.” But he... Read more