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Every child is a holy history

Lilla Danilecka talks to Christiane and Pol-Marie.

Christine and Pol-Marie dreamt of having five children. Today they have nineteen children, including nine disabled ones. They came to Poland to encourage Polish families to adopt disabled children. »

Vatican Council II

Calendar of events

25 January 1959 - John XXIII announces his intention to call a council
25 December 1961 - the Council is called
11 October 1962 - Pope John XXIII opens the Council »

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

The Peace Treaty of Dayton has failed

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), about the difficult situation of Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

The treaty of Dayton

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Jubilee of the Felician Sisters

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice has celebrated the 150th anniversary this year. On 21 November 1855 Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska together with her cousin Clothilde Ciechanowska dedicated themselves to the will of God in helping the poor »

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Gift for the faithful

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Angelo Amato, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

A remarkable and moving relationship of the popes

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

The interview the Holy Father Benedict XVI gave to Polish Television, broadcast on 16 October 2005, is an astonishing and multi-dimensional event. The very fact that it was an unprecedented interview makes it a unique event. »

Propositions of the Synod of Bishops

The Vatican published propositions, or pastoral suggestions, of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Ordinarily the propositions approved by a Synod remain confidential. But with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, the final suggestions of the Synod were made public. The text consists of 50 proposals structured in three chapters. »

New saints of the Church

On 23 October 2005, at Mass in St Peter's Square Benedict XVI canonized five new saints, including two Poles: Archbishop Jozef Bilczewski and Fr Zygmunt Gorazdowski. »


Cathedral for the Church

St.Vitus Cathedral again belongs to the Catholic Church. A dispute between the Church and the state, which started in 1989, was settled on 25 October 2005. A district court in Prague ruled that the St.Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle belongs to the Catholic Church. »

How to speak to young people about the Gospel through the media?

'Who paints the picture for young people? Media, young people's language(s) and handing on the faith- that was the theme of the meeting of ca. 80 bishops, priests and laymen from all over Europe, which took place in Warsaw in September 2005. Archbishop John Patrick Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, participated in the assembly, which was organised by the European Bishops' Media Commission. »


German Vaticanist speaks

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks about Pope Benedict XVI to Paul Badde, German Vaticanist for Die Welt.

The Polish War Cemetery in Miednoje

Bishop Ryszard Karpinski

Miednoje is one of the places of the Polish officers' massacre - prisoners of 1939, murdered at the command of Stalin in 1940. Every year the families of the murdered officers, Polish priests and representatives of the Polish government arrive at the War Cemetery (the Katyn cemetery) to honour through prayer the sons of the Polish land. »

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