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Europe shows her real face

Fr Marek Luczak

The European structures are said to be at least indifferent towards Christianity, even if not hostile. Therefore, we should admire the Hungarians who began EU presidency in January by organising an ecumenical service and ended presidency by making a pilgrimage to Jasna Gora. »

Prayer for Europe’s Christian foundations

Fr Stanisław Tomon, OSPPE

On 28-30 June 2011, ca. 1,000 Hungarians participated in their national pilgrimage to Poland. The pilgrimage was organised on the occasion of the end of the Hungary’s presidency in the EU and symbolic transfer to Poland presidency in the EU. »

Request directed to Poles to help South Sudan

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussali from South Sudan visited Poland on 22 June-3 July 2011 at the invitation of Aid to Church in Need. The 47-year-old hierarch has shepherded the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio since June 2008. »

Our obligation is to pray for China

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Pope Benedict XVI announced the Day of Prayer for the Church in China in his Letter to Chinese Catholics on 27 May 2007. He asked that the liturgical feast of Mary Help of Christians, venerated with great piety in the Marian Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai, to become an occasion for Catholics all over the world to unite in prayer with the Church in China. »

Young people from the East during the Sixth World Youth Day

Fr Florian

Never before and after the Jasna Gora Shrine was filled with pilgrims as on 14-15 August 1991 on the occasion of the Sixth World Youth Day. All parts of the sanctuary and the square in front of it, the parks, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary Avenues as well as the adjacent streets and corners were filled with young people from all over the world (ca. 1.5 million). »

From the report on the persecutions of Christians

Countries of particular concern

According to the Aid to the Church in Need, despite the pressure of the international communities the governments of the Muslim countries are not able to conduct politics of respect for the fundamental principles guaranteeing religious freedom. »

Return to the spirit of the liturgy

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Politicians cannot remain silent

Fr Waldemar Cislo, Director of the Polish section of ‘Aid to the Church in Need’

In his message for the World Day of Peace Benedict XVI reminded us, ‘At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith. »

Persecuted and forgotten

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Senator Ryszard Bender, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

The heads of the EU diplomacy remain silent about the persecutions of Christians

Lidia Dudkiewicz

The Foreign Ministers of the EU countries, who met in Brussels on 31 January 2011, were to make an appeal condemning the persecutions of Christians »

Polish House in the centre of the Eternal City

Rev. Msgr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Msgr. Dr. Boguslaw Kosmider, the Rector of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome.

Yes, there are. On 18-19 January 2011 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome. »

Rome – a privoledged place of priestly formation

Rev. Msgr. Ryszard Selejdak, Director of the Department for Seminaries of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

These are institutions conducting formational activities for seminarians and priests in the Eternal City. They are divided into four categories: seminaries and colleges only for seminarians »

Pencil instead of gun

Within the framework of the action ‘Missionary carol-singers’ Polish children will help children in Uganda. Many of their African peers spend childhood with guns in their hands. »

Situation of Catholics

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal John Foley, the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, about the recent Synod for Bishops of the Middle East concerning the situation of Catholics there.

‘Be or not to be’ of Christianity in the Middle East

Fr Ksawery Sokolowski

The welcome was predicted to be cold. Protests, grumbling and sniffing at the visit. But it was as always contrary to what the media speculated, which does not mean that it was easy. »

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