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POWER OF SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT

JERZY KŁOSIŃSKI

For 35 years of its functioning, Solidarity Movement had a big influence on the form of the social and political life in our country. Therefore, the current anniversary has the character of not only an occasional event, but reaches back to the essence of processes which have been taking place in Poland since 1980 »

BEES FROM WIEJSKA STREET

ANDRZEJ TARWID

Small urban apiaries are a chance for bees’ survival. This is important because if bees die, the human fate on the earth will also be affected by it – Albert Einstein used to say. »

THE FIRST LADY

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

A spontaneous, clever, strong, wise, beautiful and also womanly. There are no doubts that Agata Duda had an influence on her husband's victory. And that now she will be a strong support for the President of the Polish Republic. »

CONSCIOUS SOWERS OF HATRED

KRZYSZTOF CZABAŃSKI

They want to weaken the new authority so that it would not have any strength to repair Poland. »

PRESIDENT WITH VOCATION

ARTUR STELMASIAK

First you are ignored, later laughed at, later others fight against you, then you are a winner »

THIEVES OF FREEDOM

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

I remember particularly a referendum concerning Poland’s joining the European Union, because as a reporter I was paying a visit to all places in Poland. I talked with leaders of the country of that time, I was also observing all debates and the whole pre-referendum campaign carefully. »

BECAUSE CHILDREN NEED AUTHORITIES

Prof. Jan Tadeusz Duda, an inhabitant of Cracow, runs the Department of Applied Information Technology at the University of Science and Technology, is a chancellor of the Local Seym in Lower Poland. In his private life – he is married (for 45 years) to prof. Janina Milewska-Duda and has got three children, among whom his oldest son – Andrzej Duda was elected the President of the Polish Republic. Maria Fortuna- Sudor talks with prof. Jan Tadeusz Duda about the father’s role in family life

‘PATENT FOR THE UNION’

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Union of countries is the only patent of European countries. The name ‘European Union’ appeared in the beginning of the 90s of the last century, when the Treaty from Maastricht, defining a cooperation among a dozen countries of our continent, was finalized. When nearly six years ago, the Lisbon Treaty was implemented, it gave the EU legal character. »

FAREWELLS, GREETINGS…

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is not the first castling in the European Parliament. From time to time euro-deputies say farewell, who hold important posts in their countries. »

TRANSNATIONAL CHILDREN

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

A spokesman of children’s rights appeals not to call children euro-orphans, because this name has got pejorative tinge and stigmatizes. It is better to use the name ‘children from transnational families’, that is, the ones in which one of parents lives abroad. »

IN DEFENCE OF THE GOOD NAME OF THE POLES

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik – a grandson of a prisoner of the camp in Treblinka, who, among the others, documents help brought to the Jews by Poles during the Holocaust

MOTHERLY AUREOLA

FR. SŁAWOMIR PIETRASZKO

The end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. Hard times of a serious economic crisis, poverty, mass emigration of people in Italy. »

URN WITH THE ASHES OF THE LATE GENERAL BŁASIK DEPOSITED AT JASNA GÓRA

(L. D.)

In the Chapel of the Nation Remembrance at Jasna Góra, on 9 May this year, the urn with the ashes of the late General Andrzej Błasik, a pilot and commander of the Air Forces of the Polish Republic and who was killed in the air crash on 10 April 2010, was deposited. »

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE HEART OF THEOLOGY HERE

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

Before the session of bishops’ synod in October about the family, there is still a hot discussion in the Catholic Church. The hottest controversies are raised by a suggestion of most hierarchs about allowing divorced people to receive the Holy Communion as well as people being remarried. »

A VILLA OF LIFE

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On a basement wall there are written surnames like inscriptions in a prison cell: generations of Polish Jews – Aszer, Gross, Hirszfeld, Keingswein, Kramsztyk, Tenebaum….Saved by the married couple Antonina and Jan Żabińscy during the Second World War from German felons who respected animals from the zoo more than people »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl