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National pilgrimage of the Polish clergy to Dachau on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in 2015.

Catholics honor the priests killed at Dachau, remember 75th liberation anniversary

When the U.S. Army arrived at Dachau concentration camp 75 years ago, on April 29, 1945, the clergy held captive... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Pandemic delays beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski

The beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted Communism, has been postponed because of... Read more

Krakow.

Polish archbishop: Not praying in churches during coronavirus outbreak 'unthinkable'

The president of the Polish bishops' conference has asked for an increase in the number of Sunday Masses said in... Read more

St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named co-patron of Europe

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St. John Paul II to be declared a... Read more

International pro-choice groups launch abortion hotline for Poles

A coalition of abortion advocacy groups has launched a hotline service to inform Polish women on how to procure abortion... Read more

Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Poland's ruling party accused of trying to ban sex education

The Law and Justice Party (PiS) is supporting a law that would criminalize the “promotion of underage sexual activity” to... Read more

An image of St. Hedwig in Wroclaw, Poland.

This princess saint was not Harry Potter’s owl: St. Hedwig of Silesia

Readers who find this story through a search engine will likely have been looking for information about Hedwig, Harry Potter’s... Read more

16 June 2019: Polish LGBT marchers display blasphemous image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow made the comparison in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese released on Sept. 28, as he announced... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known... Read more

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the conservative Law in Poland.

Law and Justice Party leader praises Polish archbishop for LGBT opposition

The leader of Poland’s ruling party praised the Archbishop of Krakow on Sunday for his opposition to the redefinition of... Read more

St. John the Baptist parish in Szczecin. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.

Polish priest attacked in sacristy during apparent robbery

A Catholic priest was severely beaten in an attack by three men in the sacristy of St. John the Baptist... Read more

IKEA.

Polish IKEA fires employee for Biblical opposition to pride event

An Ikea worker in Poland has filed a lawsuit after being fired last week for posting Bible verses opposing homosexual... Read more

Fr. Michel Los was ordained in a Warsaw hospital a few weeks before his death.

Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna (R) addresses the Polish bishops' plenary assembly in Wałbrzych, June 14 2019.

Lead by example, not documents, Vatican abuse expert tells Polish bishops

As the Catholic Church in Poland continues to respond to sex abuse by clergy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a leading Vatican... Read more

Father Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, who is recovering from being stabbed the morning of June 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Wrocław.

Polish priest in stable condition after being stabbed before Mass

A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources... Read more

 Michel Los, a young priest with terminal cancer at a military hospital in Warsaw, Poland.

Facing terminal cancer, Polish man ordained priest in hospital bed

May is ordination month in many dioceses, but the ordination of Fr. Michal Los, FDP, a member of the Orionine... Read more

A press briefing by the Polish bishops' conference held in Warsaw, May 22, 2019.

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims

The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as... Read more

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki. CNA file photo.

'I was deeply moved and saddened'- How Polish bishops react to documentary on clerical abuse

Catholics bishops in Poland are responding to a new documentary that addresses clerical sexual abuse in the country.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki at the Synod of Bishops, Oct. 16, 2018.

Polish bishops release ‘tragic’ report on sexual abuse

Nearly 400 Polish priests were accused of sexual abuse of minors from 1990 until 2018, a study commissioned by the... Read more

Members of Have No Fear, a Polish organization for sex abuse victims and advocates, speak to media in Rome, Feb. 21, 2019.

Polish sex abuse victims meet Pope Francis, release abuse report

A Polish delegation of sex abuse victims and advocates met Pope Francis Wednesday, and presented the pope with a report... Read more