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A journalist of the Polish television TVP talks with cardinal Krzysztof Tadej

40 years ago – on 16 October 1978 cardinal Karol Wojtyła became pope. The first successor of the Holy See after 455 years, who did not come from Italy (since the times of Hadrian VI, a Dutch man whose pontificate lasted in the years 1522 – 23). Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, the former metropolitan of Cracow and the personal secretary of John Paul II , tells us about those unusual, historic moments »


Adam Łazar talks with archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, the metropolitan of Lvov, the former secretary of the Holy Father John Paul II about Christmas »



Who thinks that everything has already been written about pilgrimages of John Paul II, is wrong. The photographic query in December in the Museum of John Paul II and the Primate Wyszyński in Wilanów in Warsaw brought an astonishing result. »


The monument of St. John Paul II unveiled and sanctified in Paris is the second one who was built in France thanks to efforts of the Polish Catholic Mission. The first one – whose creator is prof. Czesław Dźwigaj – was built on 8 May 2008 in Lourdes. »

A testimony of a photographer who has documented the pontificate of John Paul II

Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with the Pope’s photographer – Arturo Mari

A Blessed tool

A special guest – the Pope’s photographer has paid a visit to ‘Niedziela’ editorial office recently. Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks to Arturo Mari.

Cardinal Karol Wojtyła at ‘Bucci’ in Castel Gandolfo

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks to Maria Bucci

On a beautiful autumn day I am in Castel Gandolfo, sitting on a terrace in a ‘Bucci’ restaurant. A magnificent view stretches from here to the Albanian lake situated lower, whose dark waters reflect the greenery of forests growing on its banks and fugitive clouds. »

John Paul II and Opus Dei

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodriguez.

Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodriguez, the head of the personal prelature of Opus Dei, speaks about the relationships between the Polish Pope and ‘the Work of God’ founded by St Josemaría Escriva de Balaguer. »

Wojtyla, Wojtyla - help!

Artur Stelmasiak

The doctors were 100% sure that the girl would die. It happened six years ago and now Gloria is completely healthy. Such miracles through the intercession of John Paul II take place all over the world. »

This beatification requires our testimonies

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

We are returning from the Eternal City with joy and satisfaction but also with reflection. We are returning after the wonderful events that are testimonies of great faith, love and hope of the Polish Pope John Paul II, a universal shepherd who was raised to the altars. »

Living your life like Karol Wojtyla

Rev. Msgr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Cardinal Jozef Glemp, Senior Primate of Poland, about the life of John Paul II and his service to Christ's Church. Warsaw, 12 April 2011.

He carried God in everyday life

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Rev. Msgr. Slawomir Oder, postulator in the beatification process of John Paul II

Beloved Holy Father, Blessed John Paul II

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

We turn to You in a special moment when the Church is solemnly honouring You, declaring You 'Blessed,' thus confirming Your perfect life in God and strengthening our faith in the possibility of achieving salvation. You always were our authority. When we read about Your life: childhood, youth, beginnings of priesthood and then shepherding as bishop, we know You always made us admire Your wisdom, love and humility as well as a proper attitude towards various matters, many a time relieving the inflated balloon of human images and opinions by Your humour. »

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