- Jan 20, 2020
Polish authorities on Friday arrested a far-right leader and plan to charge him with public incitement of hatred against Jews, officials said.
When plans were announced in October for the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, fresh tributes poured in for the man who steered Poland’s Catholic Church through dark years of communist rule. The former primate will be declared blessed — a step on the way to sainthood — June 7 at an open-air Mass in Warsaw.
Poland’s president laid out his vision of a tolerant Poland rooted in its Christian traditions and appealed Tuesday for an end to political conflict as he inaugurated a new four-year term in the country’s parliament.
Kamila Kaminska, the Polish actress who played St. Faustina Kowalska in the new movie “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” read the diaries her fellow countrywoman wrote to help prepare for the role.
The president of Poland was made to a feel right at home during a visit Sunday to a Connecticut city with many residents of Polish descent, who wore red and white T-shirts and waved Polish flags.
Although the Church in Poland has had procedures for preventing child abuse for years, these rules need to “flow through the Church’s veins,” according to the bishops’ new child protection point man.