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New Cardinals

On 22 February, on the liturgical Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Benedict XVI named 15 new cardinals during the general audience. He said that on 24 March there would be a Consistory at which the future cardinals would receive their insignia. Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow is one of the appointed cardinals. »

Polish accent in the Vatican

Rev. Dr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Rev. Dr. Hab. Antoni Debinski, Professor of KUL, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, Catholic University of Lublin.

The commentary on the binding law, concerning not only adjective law (rules of procedure) but also substantive law (nature and essence of sanctity) is now available on the market as the most extensive research in the field to date. »

Opus Dei - struggle for holiness

Piotr Chmielinski

Accused of sectarianism and desire to seize power over the world. Seemingly reserved, mysterious and odd. But actually simply tenacious in their daily desires for sanctity. »

Doctor of miracles

Pawel Zuchniewicz talks to Dr. Patrick Theillier

What does a miracle depend on? What is a miracle and what is not a miracle? Many people ask these questions, facing something that their minds cannot comprehend. »

Option for love

Fr Andrzej Przybylski

Pope Benedict XVI devoted his first encyclical 'Deus caritas est' to love, the most beautiful and important value. The encyclical was presented in the Vatican and in Warsaw on 25 January 2006, reminding us that before his death John Paul II began writing an encyclical about love and mercy. »

I saw people without hands, legs, eyes, faces...

Kazimierz Szalata

The face of leprosy is cruel. Six million people suffer from leprosy in the whole world. In spite of our knowledge how leprosy spreads and the discovery of effective pharmaceuticals, we record several thousand cases of leprosy every year. We are celebrating the World Day for Those Afflicted by Leprosy on the last Sunday of January. »

Every child is a holy history

Lilla Danilecka talks to Christiane and Pol-Marie.

Christine and Pol-Marie dreamt of having five children. Today they have nineteen children, including nine disabled ones. They came to Poland to encourage Polish families to adopt disabled children. »

Vatican Council II

Calendar of events

25 January 1959 - John XXIII announces his intention to call a council
25 December 1961 - the Council is called
11 October 1962 - Pope John XXIII opens the Council »

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

The Peace Treaty of Dayton has failed

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), about the difficult situation of Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

The treaty of Dayton

About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans

Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Jubilee of the Felician Sisters

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice has celebrated the 150th anniversary this year. On 21 November 1855 Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska together with her cousin Clothilde Ciechanowska dedicated themselves to the will of God in helping the poor »

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Gift for the faithful

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

A remarkable and moving relationship of the popes

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

The interview the Holy Father Benedict XVI gave to Polish Television, broadcast on 16 October 2005, is an astonishing and multi-dimensional event. The very fact that it was an unprecedented interview makes it a unique event. »

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