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On 24 May we prayed for the Church in China

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Bernardo Cervellera

In his Letter to the Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of China (27 May 2007) the Holy Father Benedict XVI writes, ‘the date 24 May could in the future become an occasion for the Catholics of the whole world to be united in prayer with the Church which is in China. »

Christians in the homeland of Christ

Fr Pawel Rytel-Andrianik

The exodus of Christians from the Holy Land was one of the main topics of Pope Benedict’s speeches during his last pilgrimage. The question arises, ‘why do Christians leave the Promised Land?’ »

The Church in the Holy Land awaits Benedict XVI

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo of Nazareth, Latin Patriarchal Vicar General for Israel

As the logo of Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage we have chosen the drawing of the monument to Jesus and the Apostle Peter who stands at the See of Galilee in Tabgha. »

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, yesterday and today

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to His Excellence Lieutenant Karol Boleslaw Szlenkier, the Polish superior of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Karol Boleslaw Szlenkier has belonged to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for 10 years. He was admitted at the investiture ceremony in Miechow in 1999 »

Polish accent in Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

This is the fourth time that the workers of the editorial board of ‘Niedziela’ are making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with Rev. Dr. Krzysztof Kowalik from the Pilgrimage Office of the Pallotine Fathers as their guide. »

The issue of the Lefebvre Schism

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talked to Cardinal Georges Cottier.

Cardinal Georges Cottier, the former theologian to John Paul II’s papal house, comments on the whole affair caused by the decision of Benedict XVI to lift the excommunication on the four traditionalist bishops. »

Pilgrim of hope

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The Holy Father Benedict XVI begins his pilgrimage to Africa on 17 March. The Successor of St Peter is going to visit the Black Continent for the eleventh time. The tour will include only tow countries: Cameroon and Angola. »

Bethlehem today

Anna Artymiak talks to Br. Raffaele Hatem Taym, OFM.

It is hard to speak about this although now I tell pilgrims about this event. I usually begin with the question: Have anyone of you experienced being held at home when someone else has the keys? »

Time for accelerated evangelisation?

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Tom Forrest, CSsR.

We celebrate the Pauline Year. You are a precursor of new evangelisation. And the Year of St Paul is not only the time for new evangelisation but also the time for accelerated evangelisation. »

We help

Fr Jozef Kubicki, TChr

In Poland and the Polish immigrants’ centres we are experiencing the ninth Day of Prayer and material help for the Church in the East, which was initiated by the Polish Bishops’ Conference and approved by Bishop Zygmunt Zimowski. »

De-Christianization of Christmas

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Christmas without Christmas? Yes, it is possible. The City Council of Oxford voted for it. From this year Christmas becomes Winter Light Festival. »

Report on Christians’ persecutions

Tomasz Musial

The 20th century rightly deserved its name: a century of ‘Christian martyrs.’ It seems that the 21st century can also be marked by the blood of Christ’s followers. »

Will Europe hear the cry of Indian Christians?

Marek Jurek

The news about persecutions of Christians in India is still alarming. Christ’s believers are murdered and their places of worship are being profaned and destroyed. »

The Catholic Action – caring for the kingdom of truth and life

Bishop Mariusz Leszczynski

The Feast of Christ the King of the Universe, the annual holiday of the Catholic Action, always makes its members reflect deeply on their mission in the Church and the world. »

Christianity at the foot of a new Babel

Marek Jurek

In ‘Evangelium vitae’ John Paul II placed such astonishing words that most commentators have ignored them so far. »

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