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On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II. Canonized in 1253, St. Stanislaus is a beloved patron of the Polish nation and people. In his own country …

by Solène Tadié Krakow, Poland, Mar 23, 2022 / 13:00 pm In the month since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than two million people have crossed the border with Poland seeking refuge. In the Polish city of Kraków, the local Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski has shown his support for …

On March 4, the Catholic Church honors Saint Casimir Jagiellon, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. In 1984, Pope John Paul II addressed Lithuanian pilgrims commemorating the 500th anniversary of the prince’s death. He said the …

by CNA Staff Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan 24, 2022 / 06:05 am Catholic bishops in Ukraine and Poland said on Monday that rising tensions with Russia pose “a great danger” to the whole of Europe. In a joint message on Jan. 24, Church leaders appealed to governments to “refrain from hostilities” in Ukraine, …

by CNA Staff Warsaw, Poland, Jan 6, 2022 / 13:00 pm Three Kings parades were held at more than 600 locations across Poland on Thursday. The annual processions, in which actors portray the Magi who traveled to Bethlehem to see the newborn Jesus, took place on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany. …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 22, 2021 / 07:00 am Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II. In a new book published …

by CNA Staff Warsaw, Poland, Aug 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm Poland’s Catholic bishops have appealed for solidarity with refugees amid rising tensions at the country’s border with Belarus. In an Aug. 22 statement, the bishops described the situation at the Poland-Belarus border as “disturbing.” “Recently, there has been a …

By CNA Staff Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm Three Polish Catholic priests and a layman arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday after a grueling cycling pilgrimage from northern Poland. The group, from the diocese of Pelplin, set out on the 1,400-mile trip on June 28, carrying with …

by Luke Coppen Warsaw, Poland, Jul 15, 2021 / 03:40 am Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, a giant of 20th-century Catholicism, will be beatified on Sept. 12. But the Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism is not the only figure who will be raised to the altars that day in Warsaw. …

CNA Staff, May 13, 2021 / 03:05 am America/Denver (CNA). A cardinal has recalled the moment that St. John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square 40 years on from the attempted assassination. The Polish pope collapsed into the arms of the then Msgr. Stanisław Dziwisz when he was …