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ST. JAN BERCHMANS A SIGN OF UNITY AND HOPE

BEATA PIECZYKURA

Belgium, Poland, USA. What connects these countries? An unknown saint? St. Jan Berchmans. A patron of a parish in Belgium and Poland. It was him who connected them with friendship. After years it turned out that its glow did not go out »

WITH THE CROSS ACROSS AMERICA

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

Pilgrims of Divine Mercy will have been going across Northern America for half a year. The motto of the pilgrimage, whose track is indicated by the shape of the cross, are the words from the ‘Diary’ of St. Faustyna: ‘Do not look at our sins, but at our trustfulness’ »

A RIOT IN LITHUANIA

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Lithuania! My Homeland! you are like health’. »

A NEW QUALITY OF EUROPE

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with prof. Paweł Bromski about creating a ‘new European man’, a federalization process and the communist spirit of Europe »

THE WEST THAT IS THE DUSK

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

he western civilization was built on the synthesis of three elements: Christian religion, Greek philosophy and Roman law. Is the statement in reference to the modern West actual? »

In Sweden great commotion

In fact it is one city – Vaxjo, where in the local Catholic church of St. Michael, it has been forbidden by the authorities for many years to ring bells. »

A HOSPITAL OF DREAMS

IWONA FLISIKOWSKA

First there appear dreams, from necessity and openness of the heart to suffering and helping another man – says dr. Rafiq Rishmawi a medical director of a hospital in Beit Sahor, near Bethlehem, being built in many difficulties but with lots of enthusiasm »

A HOSPITAL OF DREAMS

IWONA FLISIKOWSKA

First there appear dreams, from necessity and openness of the heart to suffering and helping another man – says dr. Rafiq Rishmawi a medical director of a hospital in Beit Sahor, near Bethlehem, being built in many difficulties but with lots of enthusiasm »

ROMAN FOOTPRINTS OF FATHER KOLBE

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

He had a particular emotional relation with Rome where he lived for 8 years during his studies. On 28 April 1918 he was ordained a priest in the Roman church under vocation of Sant’Andrea della Valle »

LOOK AT THE EAST

This was an appeal ending the pronouncement in the European Parliament in Strasburg given by archbishop of Bagdad Jean Benjamin Sleiman (a Discalced Carmelite). »

ONLY JESUS, ALWAYS JESUS

When pope Francis Heard the story of his life, he said only one sentence: ‘You are a martyr!’. And then he started crying. It was the first time during his pontificate. »

REMEMBRANCE ABOUT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

According to tradition, confirmed with the recent discoveries, in Roman Coliseum the first Christians were killed. Therefore, it is not accidental that on Good Friday popes celebrate Via Crucis just here, in the place which became the symbol of martyrdom of Christ’s followers of all times. »

A ROAD OF TURKEY TO DICTATORSHIP

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Marta Ottaviani, an Italian journalist specialized in Turkish matters, an author of a book ‘Il Reis. »

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