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        Our Lady of Cze?stochowa.

Who is 'the Black Madonna' and why is she so important?

Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna,” will be one of Pope Francis' primary stops during his... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal plane, August 14, 2014.

How the Pope's visit to Auschwitz will shape World Youth Day

Since the very first World Youth Day in 1986, the international Catholic event has been marked by prayer, music, and... Read more

Polish rallies seek stronger protections for unborn children

Thousands of Polish pro-lifers have called on parliament to pass a bill that would further restrict abortion in the country.  Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk and other Eastern Catholic bishops gathered at St. Peter's Square, Nov. 27, 2013.

Polish, Eastern Catholic bishops stand firm on pastoral care for families

During recent meetings which were held separately, both the Polish bishops and the Eastern Catholic bishops from Europe have discussed... Read more

Doctor, Physician, Office, Health. File Photo.

Firing of Polish doctor over abortion refusal sparks outcry

The removal one of Poland's top doctors as director of Holy Family hospital in Warsaw for refusing to perform an... Read more

Official logo, prayer for WYD Krakow 2016 announced

In a press conference held earlier today in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presented the official logo and prayer for... Read more

Photograph of Wojciech Jaruzelski taken in 1968, around the time he became the Defence Minister of Poland.

Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold... Read more

Archbishop William Lori celebrates Mass with with Knights of Columbus for Polish pilgrims in Rome on April 26, 2014

Knights of Columbus host Mass for Polish pilgrims in Rome

In honor of the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII the Knights donated two fields in Rome... Read more

Bl. John Paul II.

John Paul II: a man indispensable to the fall of the Soviet Union

Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed... Read more

Paul Jarzembowski speaks with CNA on April 10, 2014

Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says

At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized that each... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Burning of JPII's letters would be senseless, cardinal says

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz addressed his controversial publishing of letters which John Paul II asked to be burned, affirming that the... Read more

Pope Francis walks with Archbishop Georg Ganswein in St. Peter's Square during his Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Polish bishop: Vatican visit shows no division with Church, Pope

During a recent interview, Archbishop Stanislaw Budzik reflected his ad limina visit to Rome last week, explaining that in the... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction

Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude... Read more

Polish pilgrims celebrate the selection of Krakow for World Youth Day 2016.

Poles thrilled to hear next World Youth Day in Krakow

Young Polish men and women gathered in Rio rejoiced at Pope Francis’ announcement that Krakow, Poland will host the next World... Read more

Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016.

Krakow to host next World Youth Day

“The next World Youth Day in the year 2016 will be in Krakow, in Poland!” the Pope said at the... Read more