Catholic Church in the world

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In the school of Pope John Paul II

Pawel Zuchniewicz talks to Bishop Renato Boccardo, the Holy Father's travel co-ordinator.

India

Difficult situation of Christians in India

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Roman Catholic Archbishop of Agra Oswald Gracias, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India.

Christians in India, the country regarded as the biggest democratic country in the world, fall victims to persecutions: discrimination at work, assaults, arsons of their churches and schools as well as forced conversions to Hinduism. »

India

Catholic Church in India

There are about 25 million Christians in India (2.4 % of India's population); 8 million live in cities, and 16 million live in the country. The number of Catholics is almost 17 million. They belong to the Roman Catholic Church and two eastern rite Churches, reconciled with Rome: the Syro-Malabar Church and the Syro-Malankara Church. »

Ecuador

In the country of bananas, cane and cocoa

Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Michal Paga, OFMConv, missionary in Ecuador

Spain

The spectre of Spanish revolution

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Canizares Llovera of Toledo, Primate of Spain, Vice-President of the Spanish Bishops' Conference.

After the EU-USA summit

Marian Miszalski

In Brussels President Bush focused his attention on the vast significance of the relationship between Europe and America; he did not agree, in a slightly weaker tone (but still), with the Russian interpretation of Yalta, which maintained that the Red Army had brought only 'salvation' to the Central and Eastern European countries. »

Great Britain

Another attack on Catholic politician

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Giuseppe Corigliano about the attack on Ruth Kelly, Catholic Secretary of State for Education and Skills in the British government of Tony Blair.

In December 2004, Ruth Kelly, 36 year-old-economist from Northern Ireland, was appointed as Secretary of State for Education and Skills in the British government. »

France

Se signer de croix ou se dire Bonjour

Version intgrale d'un entretien de Mgr Ireneusz Skubis avec Roman Wyborski, ancien consul de Pologne Lyon

Italy

The case of Rocco Buttiglione

Antoni Szwed

'The case of Rocco Buttiglione' is the title of Antoni Szwed's article, which reminds us of the rejection of the Professor's nomination for the commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security in the European Commission. His candidature was blocked because of his Catholic views. »

Understanding America

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Robert A, Sirico, President of the Acton Institute

American Knights of Columbus

Wlodzimierz Redzioch discusses with Carl A. Anderson

The last presidential campaign in the United States was an occasion for a wide national discussion on America's role in the contemporary world, its identity and the values of its citizens. The interview entitled 'The American Knights of Columbus' is devoted to the biggest organization of Catholic laymen in the USA. »

Pilgrims of peace

Tadeusz A. Janusz interviews Fr Nikodem Gdyk, OFM, Commissary of the Holy Land in Poland

What's new in China?

Wlodziemierz Redzioch interviews Fr Bernardo Cervella, missionary from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions and director of the information agency 'AsiaNews'.

The unique growth of the Chinese industry influences the situation of numerous countries in the world. However, China is still a country with serious social problems: about 10,000 people have been sentenced to death, and several millions of abortions are made every year because of the one-child policy. »

5 December 2004 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

Day of Prayer for the Church in the East

Fr Jozef Kubicki, T.Chr.

On 5 December 2004, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Polish Episcopate Conference organised the Fifth Day of Help for the Church in the East. In the pages of 'Niedziela' Fr Jozef Kubicki, T.Chr., informs us about the possibilities of financial and prayerful support we can offer for Catholics in the East. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl