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Apostle to the lepers

Kazimierz Szalata

Follereau understood very quickly that the existence of leprosy in the poorest regions of the world was conditioned by other kinds of leprosy that afflicted rich countries. »

Boys who made their homes in the street

Malgorzata Cichon

Those who have come here recently are still like wild cats. They have that in their eyes: half-closed, distrustful... They often lie on the concrete, hide in some nooks under the wall. »

The Church Anno Domini 2007

Milena Kindziuk

The document ‘Spe salvi' is said to be a small encyclopaedia of great hope. It is the second encyclical of this Pope. According to Rev. Professor Henryk Seweryniak from Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, ‘Spe salvi’ was written by ‘the contemporary father of the Church, the wise man who can answer the questions of the present times’ and by someone who shows God as the only and ultimate source of hope. »

The world full of Christmas

Dominik Jabs

When we sit at the table on Christmas Eve in Poland, the Catholics in distant Japan have already attended Midnight Mass. And so did the inhabitants of Christmas Island in the Pacific. But people in California are buying Christmas trees... »

The Nobel Peace Prize for Al Gore is a real scandal

Antonio Gaspari, President of the movement Cristiani per l’ambiente [Christians for the Natural Environment], is against the decision to give the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore, the American politician who has started a war against the unborn children and family, claiming that he protects the natural environment. »

And I am dreaming of Africa

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Every trip outside the parish is prepared according to a certain scenario. Celebrations are conducted under the trees. Huge, monumental trees are good for sacred functions. And they give some shadow. But before the Eucharist begins the priest sits under the tree and hears confessions. »

India - increasing wave of Christians’ persecutions

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Reverend Monsignor Felix A. Machado, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, about the situation of the Catholic Church in India.

We follow Polish immigrants

Rev. Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnois about the Polish immigration in Ireland.

What future of the Church in China?

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Angelo Lazzarotto, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions.

Holy Father, be still close to us!

Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Archbishop Coadjutor of Lviv.

Abolishing the myths about Opus Dei

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Manuel Sánchez, in charge of relations with the international press, the Opus Dei's press office.

True face of Opus Dei

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Javiere Echevarría, the Prelate of Opus Dei.

Apart from encouraging to regular prayer and deep sacramental life the message of Opus Dei focuses on work that can become a method of sanctification and encounter with Christ. Opus Dei will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year. »

Madonna statue cried tears in Nizankowice

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Over two years ago the statue of the Mother of God in Nizankowice, which had been brought by some Polish pilgrims 15 years earlier, cried tears. The church in Nizankowice was changed into a stable and pigsty by the communists. The wailing Madonna draws pilgrims from all over the world. Cardinal Marian Jaworski changed the church in Nizankowice into a Marian shrine. »

Deliver us from evil

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Angelo Amato, SDB, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Evil has many names and that's why discernment is very important, to know what evil is according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, since this will enable us to reject it. »

Who does not want the beautification of Pius XII?

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Peter Gumpel, SJ, relator for the cause of Pius XII.

The process of beautification of Pope Pius XII, which has lasted 40 years, evokes many controversies because of the 'black legend' surrounding this figure. »

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