Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who headed the Roman Catholic Church in Poland for more than two decades, has died at 83. Continue reading
Poland’s powerful Roman Catholic church has raised the alarm about the growing influence of what it brands satanic rituals during Halloween. Continue reading
At the sound of a bell from the altar, relayed over loud-speakers, about 50,000 people at an open-air mass last month in the Polish capital dropped down to kneel in the street.
It was a powerful symbol of Poland’s deeply felt Roman Catholicism, a reminder of the scenes in the 1980s when, inspired by Polish Pope John Paul II, people prayed in the streets and brought down Communist rule. Continue reading
Police in Poland have launched an investigation after photographs were posted on a school website of 14-year-old children licking whipped cream from the knees of a priest.
The series of pictures show boys and girls, apparently pretending to be cats, approaching the priest, seated in a battered armchair, on all fours. Continue reading
The leaders of Russia’s Orthodox church and Poland’s Catholic church signed a document Friday that urges their nations to forgive each other for past wrongs. Continue reading
The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church has arrived in Catholic Poland on a historic visit expected to bring the two churches and nations closer together. Continue reading
Catholic and veterans’ groups in Poland are protesting against a concert by Madonna because it falls on the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Some are urging ticket-holders to boycott Wednesday’s show, which comes 68 years after the city’s failed revolt against Nazi occupation began. Continue reading
LATELY Poland has appeared as a rapidly modernising place, gradually less influenced by its old-fashioned Catholic clergy. The country now has one openly gay, one transsexual and two black MPs, which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Recent surveys suggest more than half the population supports at least some sort of legal recognition for same-sex couples, if not marriage. (Parliament will look at this on July 24th but the current proposals, tabled by smaller parties, are unlikely to pass.) Continue reading
Singer Madonna is courting controversy again ahead of an August 1 gig in Warsaw, having already been threatened with legal action in France for projecting a swastika on an image of far-right party leader Marine Le Pen.
A group of young Catholics has launched an online petition to have the concert cancelled as it coincides with the Polish capital’s annual World War II commemoration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the city’s Nazi’s occupiers. Continue reading