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Streams of Divine Mercy have flowed out

Małgorzata Cichoń

Here is a source which is flowing onto the whole world! – said Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, the host of the Second World Congress of Divine Mercy. There were 500 people, mostly volunteers, engaged in organizing this great event in Kraków-Łagiewniki »

Palestinian Autonomy is knocking at the door of the United Nations Organization for help

Fr. Marek Łuczak

Palestinian Autonomy is not a country in the traditional sense of this word. However, Palestinian nation living in Israel is glad about its tolerable independence on the territories which are separated from the Jewish with a wall to much extent. »

‘Where God is, there is the future’

Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks to Fr. Msgr Stanislaw Budyń – the rector of the Polish Mission in Germany

Fiesta of the young Church

Fr Marek Luczak

‘We have the best team in the world,’ said Bishop Xavier Novell Gomá, the youngest bishop in Spain, responsible for the organisation of the XXVI World Youth Day, ‘additionally, we have the best captain and coach. »

Mountain sanctuary dedicated to Blessed John Paul II

Wlodzimierz Redzioch

The small church in San Pietro della Ienca in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Italy, was named after Blessed John Paul II on 18 May 2011. Between the Mountains of Pizzo Cefalone and Cima delle Malecoste there is the peak of John Paul II. »

Europe shows her real face

Fr Marek Luczak

The European structures are said to be at least indifferent towards Christianity, even if not hostile. Therefore, we should admire the Hungarians who began EU presidency in January by organising an ecumenical service and ended presidency by making a pilgrimage to Jasna Gora. »

Prayer for Europe’s Christian foundations

Fr Stanisław Tomon, OSPPE

On 28-30 June 2011, ca. 1,000 Hungarians participated in their national pilgrimage to Poland. The pilgrimage was organised on the occasion of the end of the Hungary’s presidency in the EU and symbolic transfer to Poland presidency in the EU. »

Request directed to Poles to help South Sudan

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussali from South Sudan visited Poland on 22 June-3 July 2011 at the invitation of Aid to Church in Need. The 47-year-old hierarch has shepherded the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio since June 2008. »

Our obligation is to pray for China

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Pope Benedict XVI announced the Day of Prayer for the Church in China in his Letter to Chinese Catholics on 27 May 2007. He asked that the liturgical feast of Mary Help of Christians, venerated with great piety in the Marian Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai, to become an occasion for Catholics all over the world to unite in prayer with the Church in China. »

Young people from the East during the Sixth World Youth Day

Fr Florian

Never before and after the Jasna Gora Shrine was filled with pilgrims as on 14-15 August 1991 on the occasion of the Sixth World Youth Day. All parts of the sanctuary and the square in front of it, the parks, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary Avenues as well as the adjacent streets and corners were filled with young people from all over the world (ca. 1.5 million). »

From the report on the persecutions of Christians

Countries of particular concern

According to the Aid to the Church in Need, despite the pressure of the international communities the governments of the Muslim countries are not able to conduct politics of respect for the fundamental principles guaranteeing religious freedom. »

Return to the spirit of the liturgy

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Politicians cannot remain silent

Fr Waldemar Cislo, Director of the Polish section of ‘Aid to the Church in Need’

In his message for the World Day of Peace Benedict XVI reminded us, ‘At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith. »

Persecuted and forgotten

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Senator Ryszard Bender, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

The heads of the EU diplomacy remain silent about the persecutions of Christians

Lidia Dudkiewicz

The Foreign Ministers of the EU countries, who met in Brussels on 31 January 2011, were to make an appeal condemning the persecutions of Christians »

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