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Polish Catholic patient at center of UK court battle dies

Jan 26, 2021

A Polish Catholic patient at the center of a U.K. court battle died on Tuesday despite last-minute efforts by bishops... Read more

A mosque in Gdańsk, Poland. Credit: altotemi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Polish Catholic Church’s ‘Day of Islam’ seeks to ‘overcome prejudices’

Jan 25, 2021

The Polish Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Islam” on Tuesday is an opportunity to overcome prejudices, a bishop who oversees... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

Bishops write to UK Health Secretary over plight of Polish Catholic patient

Jan 20, 2021

Catholic bishops wrote to Britain’s Health Secretary on Wednesday, expressing concern about the plight of a Polish patient in a... Read more

‘This image is very offensive to many people’: Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial begins

Jan 20, 2021

The trial of three activists who distributed posters depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo will resume next... Read more

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

Polish archbishop asks English cardinal to intervene after ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

Jan 19, 2021

A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of... Read more

Bishop Romuald Kaminski reads Psalm 130 at Bródno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 17, 2021. Credit: Jakub Truszynski.

Poland’s Catholics and Jews mark Day of Judaism with psalms, music, and silent prayer

Jan 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.  Read more

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

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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