Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Atheist plots to save his Catholic country

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw. What draws Biedron to the statuettes of Mary is their diversity, while they all carry the same message of hope for believers. He is a gay atheist who wants to pull his country back into the European mainstream Read more Related Posts:Pope wants to Read more

Polish priest apologises for Harry Potter book burning

Monday, April 8th, 2019

A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that included Harry Potter titles and other “evil” items parishioners wanted destroyed has apologised. Father Rafał Jarosiewicz called the burning of objects thought to be connected to magic and the occult, and deemed by their owners to be an evil force, “unfortunate”. Images Read more

Poland reports 382 priests abused 625 minors

Monday, March 18th, 2019

The Catholic Church in Poland says they have recorded cases of 382 clergymen who have abused 625 victims under the age of 18 since 1990. The figure includes 198 priests and friars who abused minors under 15 years old and 184 clergy who abused victims between 15 and 18, according to Wojciech Sadlon, head of Read more

Israel summit scrapped in row over Holocaust

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

This week’s summit between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders of four Central and Eastern European nations has been abandoned following a row about the Holocaust. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pulled out of the summit scheduled for Monday and Tuesday after Netanyahu and other members of the Israeli cabinet accused Poland of Read more

Bishops say stay Catholic to keep Poland independent

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Polish bishops are telling Catholics to stay Catholic. The bishops advice – delivered in a recent pastoral letter – was made both to mark Poland’s centenary of independence and to warn the nation’s Catholics that freedom could be lost again if Poles abandon their Catholic faith. They explained independence is not just about “armed struggle, Read more

Outrage over movie about corrupt priests

Monday, October 1st, 2018

A new movie depicting corrupt priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland. “Kler” (“Clergy”) revolves around the lives of three fictional Catholic priests who swill vodka and mock the church. One of them sexually abuses a blind orphan boy. Read more Related Posts:Catholic Priests File Lawsuits to Fight False Sex…Firestorm on Twitter in Spain Read more

Artwork stolen by Nazis returned to Poland by grandson

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The Nazis stole thousands of artworks from museums and castles in Poland during World War II. Many have been lost forever. But some of the looted pieces are now being repatriated. One of these has been returned by Ulrich Gauer, whose grandfather was with the occupying German army in Poland during the second world war. Read more

First lay nurse to be beatified on Saturday

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The first-ever lay nurse to be beatified is a model of how to give of oneself for the good of others. Fr Pawel Galuszka has been involved with Hanna Chrzanowska’s canonisation cause. He said the Polish nurse “teaches us how important it is to make a sincere gift of oneself, even sacrifice, for the good Read more

Jewish leaders and Catholic bishops unite against prejudice

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Jewish leaders have joined Catholic bishops in Poland to urge Catholics and Jews to rebuild dialogue and fight prejudice. The Polish Bishops’ Conference describes anti-Jewish rhetoric in Poland as being “contradictory to the principles of Christian love of one’s neighbour.” A group of Polish rabbis responded, saying they “deeply appreciate” their condemnation of anti-Semitism. They Read more

Pope St John Paul II named as patron

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk wants Pope St John Paul II to be the patron the Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation. Shevchuk, who is the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church says “Ukrainians do not know Poles, their pains, aspirations, ambitions, as well as Poles do not know Ukrainians. “That is why an exchange and a dialogue is essential. Read more