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January 27, 2017

‘She never missed a chance to do something good’: Polish missionary is killed in Bolivia

Fellow volunteers describe Helena Kmieć as a 'model of joyful, humble, boundless service' A Polish lay missionary has died after an apparent robbery at a childcare centre in the city of…
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October 13, 2016

Polish bishops vow to continue push for stricter abortion controls

Tougher abortion laws in Poland were voted down after 100,000 women staged pro-choice protests Poland’s Catholic bishops have reiterated support for stricter pro-life controls, after parliamentarians voted down a new abortion…
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September 14, 2016

Cardinal beatifies Polish priest who was sent to gulag

Cardinal Angelo Amato said Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski 'showed how faith can bring down walls' A Vatican official beatified a Polish-born priest deported to Soviet-ruled Central Asia who volunteered to stay…
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August 6, 2016

Pope Francis: It’s ‘terrible’ children taught they can choose gender

Pope Francis has said that what he calls gender theory – “that everyone can choose their own sex” – is “the exact opposite” of God’s creation. In a meeting with…
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August 2, 2016

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, the retired successor to St John Paul II as archbishop of Kraków, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Just five days before his death, Pope…
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Articles
July 29, 2016

The story of Poland's majestic 'underground salt cathedral'

Located just southeast of Krakow, the Wieliczka salt mine is famous for many things – most notably its underground chapels, made entirely out of rock salt. In fact, the chapels…
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July 27, 2016

Pope Francis calls on Poles to show compassion to migrants

Pope Francis has urged Poles to show compassion to migrants, after arriving in Kraków for World Youth Day. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of pilgrims…
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July 25, 2016

Poles arrest man for possession of explosives days before World Youth Day

Law enforcement officials in central Poland said Monday that a 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives. The arrest on Sunday in Lodz took place just…
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July 23, 2016

Francis has an excellent chance to heal his rift with followers of St John Paul II

en Pope Francis arrives here next week for World Youth Day, will he come as his predecessors did – Benedict XVI to honour John Paul II, and John Paul in…
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July 20, 2016

‘Visiting Poland is a great gift of the Lord,’ says Pope ahead of World Youth Day

The upcoming papal visit to Poland for World Youth Day is “a great gift of the Lord”, Pope Francis has said in a video message. Speaking ahead of his trip…
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