Locked content Poll: 63% of Poles followed media coverage of WYD

As many as 63 percent of Poles were closely following a media coverage of Pope Francis’s visit for World Youth Days,a recent survey by pollster CBOS showed. About 48 percent of respondents (and 71 percent of those who attended World Youth Days) claimed they remember the pope’s words. Besides, only 6...

Locked content Poland to auction cars that Pope drove in Kraków

Volskwagen Golfs that Pope Francis used during his visit to Poland on World Youth Day will be auctioned and the money raised will be donated to charity, Bogdan Kordula, head of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Kraków told the Polish Press Agency (PAP). “There is already a lot of interest. Cars wi...

The World Youth Day opened in Kraków

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have been making their way to Kraków this week to mark the official start of the World Youth Days (which run from July 25-31). The opening was presided over by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, who was already joined by thousands of young people in the Campus Blonia.

Locked content Beata Szydło meets Pope Francis

On Friday, Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydło held talks with Pope Francis during an audience in the Vatican. In a statement, the Vatican Press Office described the talks as “cordial” and said the two “noted the positive contribution of the Catholic Church in Polish society.” Particular refe...

Locked content Poland marks 1,050 Christianity anniversary

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda led formal celebrations marking the 1,050th anniversary of Christianity in Poland with a speech declaring the baptism of duke Mieszko I as the most important historical event in the nation’s history. The joint body, known as the National Assembly, met in P...

Putin named the most powerful man in the world

Earlier this month, the US business magazine Forbes, released its annual list of most powerful people in the world. “Power has been called many things. Pretty isn’t one of them.” wrote Forbes Senior Editor Caroline Howard.