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POPE FRANCIS IS ALREADY ON THE WAY TO POLAND

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Wacław Depo – the metropolitan of Częstochowa, a Chair of the Council for Mass Media of the Polish Episcopal Conference about pope Francis who became an unusual pilgrim of Jasna Góra, a phenomenon of pilgrimages and perspectives which the Church in Poland is going to face »

GREG BURKE – A VATICAN ADVISOR FOR MEDIA

A PAPAL MAN FOR ‘PUBLIC RELATIONS’

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

In the beginning he said ‘no’, later ‘maybe’ in order to accept an offer to work for the Pope finally. He was frightened but the fact that he was considered in it, he treated as a great distinction. Who is the man who says that he gives the Pope a ball, while he scores a goal? »

YES – FOR PEACE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONS! NO – FOR WAR AND KILLING!

BISHOPS OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE/ WARSAW

In the word edited on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War diocesan bishops write: ‘Peace and forgiveness are our duty’. Anxiety of pastors of the Church is raised by the events in Ukraine. »

CHURCH MUST BE A BUILDER OF BRIDGES AND THOSE WHO BRING PEACE!

The Holy Mass in the cathedral in Glliwice was the main point of the prayer of bishops from Poland and Germany on the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. On 31 August the Eucharist was celebrated by the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and the Chair of the German Episcopal cardinal Reinhard Marx. »

BLESSED PRIEST JERZY POPIEŁUSZKO A PATRON OF NSZZ ‘SOLIDARNOŚĆ’ MOVEMENT

Congregation of Divine Cult and Sacraments Discipline from the authorization of pope Francis, to the request of NSZZ ‘Solidarność’, submitted in Vatican via the Polish Episcopal Conference, made a decision about appointing blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, the chaplain of ‘Solidarność’, the patron of Independent Self-governmental Trade Union ‘Solidarność’. »

A BROKEN CULTURAL CODE

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

My acquaintance, an academic lecturer told me, how during his classes with students he was suspecting that listeners did not completely know what he was talking about. So, he stopped his lecture and asked: ‘Does anyone of you know what Targowica was?’. About thirty young people were silent, looking around themselves quizzically. Finally, somebody murmured shyly: ‘Is it a device for measuring a fair?’ »

REAL EUROPEANS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Nothing surprising. This is the first and the Basic rule for those who are interested In the European Union, and, first of all, for supporters for the European integration. For the so-called real Europeans it is even a dogma. Most of them believe that everything which the European Union does, is reasonable and serves to the good of its citizens, not, for example, narrow business groups, clerks or lobbyists. »

RELICS OF BLESSED PRIEST POPIEŁUSZKO

ARTUR STELMASIAK

In the cathedral of St. Olaf in Oslo, relics of blessed priest Jerzy Popiełuszko were passed over to Norway. They were taken to this country by a delegation of 70 pilgrims from Poland, who have been related to the cult of the martyr from Żoliborz for years »

A SAINT IN A SUIT

AGNIESZKA BUGAŁA

Konrad Adenauer Said about him: ‘A saint in a suit’. He used to get up at 5 a.m. He used to go to the Holy Mass with a basket for milk and a baguette. Later, he used to go to Metz by bus. He was the prime minister of France twice. As a minister and the prime minister he prayed in the chapel of the Miraculous Medallion in Rue du Bac in Paris. He initiated the process of the unification of Europe. »

A STORY ABOUT THE WARSAW MERMAID

ALICJA DĘBOWSKA

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Krystyna Krahelska’s birthday, whose face was shown in the monument of the Warsaw mermaid »

HE BROUGHT INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO JASNA GÓRA

The statement was registered by Jolanta Kobojek

As every year. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski – the papal almoner made a foot pilgrimage from Łódź to Częstochowa. On the day of the entering of the pilgrimage Jasna Góra – on 24 August, a reporter of ‘Niedziela’ managed to get to him and conduct an interview for our weekly. Archbishop Krajewski said among the others: - A call of the foot pilgrimage from Łódź were the words: ‘Jesus, I trust You’, so, during this pilgrimage I was asking for deepening this great trustfulness to Jesus, even when it is humanly illogical and not from this world. »

IN VITRO A LUCRATIVE SPHERE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Surely life will win, which is stronger than death. Death preys on life, there would not be death without life. We believe in life, we defend it and we promote it. Therefore we cannot contribute to all this which endangers it and kills it. »

400 KILOMETRES ARE A STONE’S THROW

Artur Stelmasiak talks with Bishop Cyril Klimowicz about the Catholic Church in Siberia

VIOLENCE CAN NOT BE OVERCOME WITH VIOLENCE

The Papal Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a statement concerning actions of the Jihadists from the Islamic Country in Iraq. The Vatican document states that the whole world is observing with astonishment the so-called return of caliphate which was abolished on 20 October 1923 by Kemal Ataturk – a creator of the modern Turkey. »

A CATASTROPHE IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD

FR. ŁUKASZ JAKSIK

While the Islamic fighters are still going onward, humanitarian help is not sufficient. There is also an increasing number in illnesses and deaths among children and elderly people. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl