Catholic Church in the world

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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 »

Polish House in the centre of the Eternal City

Rev. Msgr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Msgr. Dr. Boguslaw Kosmider, the Rector of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome.

Yes, there are. On 18-19 January 2011 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome. »

Rome – a privoledged place of priestly formation

Rev. Msgr. Ryszard Selejdak, Director of the Department for Seminaries of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

These are institutions conducting formational activities for seminarians and priests in the Eternal City. They are divided into four categories: seminaries and colleges only for seminarians »

Pencil instead of gun

Within the framework of the action ‘Missionary carol-singers’ Polish children will help children in Uganda. Many of their African peers spend childhood with guns in their hands. »

Situation of Catholics

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal John Foley, the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, about the recent Synod for Bishops of the Middle East concerning the situation of Catholics there.

‘Be or not to be’ of Christianity in the Middle East

Fr Ksawery Sokolowski

The welcome was predicted to be cold. Protests, grumbling and sniffing at the visit. But it was as always contrary to what the media speculated, which does not mean that it was easy. »

‘Heart speaks to heart’

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The welcome was predicted to be cold. Protests, grumbling and sniffing at the visit. But it was as always contrary to what the media speculated, which does not mean that it was easy. »

In the media there is a hunting season for Catholic priests

KAI

The question concerning the truth is the fundamental question of ‘to be or not to be’ of contemporary culture and civilisation. On no account can one give up this question. »

‘Christian Europe – between faith and politics’

Fr Jaroslaw Grabowski

The question concerning the truth is the fundamental question of ‘to be or not to be’ of contemporary culture and civilisation. On no account can one give up this question. »

Sign for our times

Julia A. Lewandowska

We witnessed the next public exposition of the Shroud of Turin. During his latest visit to Turin on 2 May 2010 Pope Benedict XVI said that ‘our epoch has become increasingly a Holy Saturday »

Returning before the Holy Countenance

The Shrine in Manoppello

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Carmine Cucinelli, OFMCap, Rector of the Shrine in Manoppello.

For centuries it has been known and visited mainly by local believers. The world learnt about the relic of the Holy Countenance of Christ in 2006 thanks to the unexpected visit of Benedict XVI in this tiny Italian place, located between the mountains of Abruzzi and the Adriatic coast. »

The Church needs them

Mateusz Wyrwich

Annually almost 170,000 Christians are killed because of their faith. Over 200 million are persecuted. According to the 2008 report of Aid to the Church in Need (Kirche in Not) the Christian communities are the most repressed groups in the world. »

With Christ in Asia

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Andrzej Madej, OMI, a missionary in Turkmenistan.

Evangelisation in Asia is an important subject for the contemporary Church. So many people there do not know Christ. Today thanks to the electronic media one can make an accelerated evangelisation. »

The World Day of Peace

Kazimierz Szalata

True peace is born in people’s hearts. This fundamental truth shone in the life of the great humanist of the 20th century Raoul Follereau who during the cruel World War II took the initiative to establish the World Day of Peace – special time that would let each man realise that we were called to build creatively relationships between people. »

Italy

People defend crucifixes

The verdict of the Court of Human Rights in Strasburg (3 November 2009) concerning the removal of crucifixes from Italian state schools still evokes many emotions in the Apennine Peninsula. »

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