Jolanta Palasz talks to Rev. Professor Kazimierz Szymonik, the artistic director and conductor of the Academic Choir of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.
There were 18,000 Polish and international contestants at the festival of Christmas Carols in Bedzin this year. Thus Bedzin has become the capital of Polish carols. Grand Prix and 5,000 zloty were awarded to Iryna and Natalia Jewtuszok from Rovny in Ukraine. »
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
The last events connected with Archbishop Wielgus's resignation as Metropolitan of Warsaw significantly proved that 'words spoken by 'authorities' in the media + picture = great power of suggestion'. And from there it is one step to an attempt on the freedom and dignity of man. »
Ireneusz Skubis and Anna Cichoblazinska talk to Dr. Kazimierz Michal Ujazdowski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Contemporary times require many activities of the state to support culture since culture does not only mean artistic activities but also heritage of the nation and the moving force of history. »
Who does not know the characteristic figure of Barbara Wachowicz, with elaborately arranged blond curls and a perfect fringe, who talks with an oratorical fluency about Zeromski, Mickiewicz, Krasinski, Chopin... Her chatty personality, supported by deep knowledge, draws crowds of young people to meetings with this extraordinary woman who loves Poland so much. »
Malgorzata Karnaszewska talks to Piotr Adamczyk, actor playing the main role in the film 'Story of Karol - Pope who remained a man'.
The director of the film about John Paul II Giacomo Batiato believed that the Polish actor knew more about the figure of the Holy Father more than he did. Piotr Adamczyk, who played the role of John Paul II, felt a co-director and co-screenwriter. »
Monika Kaniowska talks to Jon Voight, who played the title role in the film 'John Paul the Second'.
The premiere of the film about John Paul II in Krakow and Wadowice, which was so beautifully presented by our public television, is over. The man playing the role of the Holy Father, Hollywood actor Jon Voight said that Poles were an extraordinary nation because of their strength of faith. »
Fr Waldemar Kulbat
The next Harry Potter book was published. One can assume that this event caused the Italian newspaper La Republica to reveal the content of the Holy Father Benedict XVI's letter to the authoress of the book in question. The letter referred to harmfulness of the series about Harry Potter. »
Grand Prix of the 20th International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival 'Niepokalanów 2005' was won by the film 'Moje zycie dla niego' (My life for him) about the well known Pope's photographer Arturo Mari. »
The statuettes of St Maximilian Maria Kolbe of the 20th International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival 'Niepokalanów 2005' were awarded. The prizes in categories of films, radio programmes and multimedia programmes went to artists from all continents. »
Tribute to John Paul II
'Gaude Mater' 15th International Festival of Sacred Music will be held in Czestochowa on 1-6 May 2005. We talked to Malgorzata Zuzanna Nowak, director of the Festival, about the main trends and concerts of this year's festival, in our previous issue of 'Niedziela'. Today we continue our conversation about concerts and initiatives, which annually accompany the Festival, and also about these forms, which will make this 15th edition unique. »