Catholic Church in the world
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. »
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. »
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. »
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
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. »
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Senator Ryszard Bender, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
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 »
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. »
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 »
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.
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. »