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Acknowledging single-sex relations is a defeat of humankind

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Legal acknowledgment of partnership relations between people of the same sex in Ireland means a defeat of not only Christian principles, but also of humankind. In this way the secretary of the state of the Holy See cardinal Pedro Parolin commented results of a referendum on the Green Island from 24 May 2015 in which the Irish voted for legalization of contracting single-sex couples. »

POLITICAL DEJA VU

TOMASZ WINIARSKI

A lot things prove that In 2016 in a race to the White House will be attended by members of two politically most influential families in the USA. The Bush Clan gave America two presidents who managed the country through three cadencies. The Clintons lived in the White House for nearly all the 90s of the last century. These surnames are an icon of the American political stage, its inseparable part and what is the most important – they still have ab enormous electoral potential. So, there is going to be a competition of the giants »

IS GREAT BRITAIN LEAVING FROM THE EU?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The victory of the Conservatists In the recent elections In Great Britain is a surprise, when considering publicized surveys which failed to meet with the reality. The Party of David Cameron gained most posts in the House of Commons, which allows it to govern independently. »

ITALY

LETHALLY ILL DIACON RECEIVED PRIESTLY ORDINATION

THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

In relation to the worrying fact of quick death, a lethally ill man received earlier priestly ordination. 38-year-old Salvatore Mellone was ordained into a Catholic priest by a local bishop on 16 April in Barletca in the south of Italy. »

HEAVEN OF SWITZERLAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Swiss do not accept God in the public space and they want to outvote it with the cantonal custom, remove Him from the morning dawn and Swiss heaven »

FLAGS OF EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is eleven years since In the beginning of May we have celebrated the Day of Flag in Poland. The flag is one of the most important national symbols. Its white-red colours have been considered as the national ones since 3 May 1792. They have always referred to a white eagle placed on a red shield. »

EUROPE MUST GIVE VALUES NOT EMPTINESS

FR. CEZARY CHWILCZYŃSKI

In the European Parliament there was a conference devoted to the increase of religious radicalism and a dialogue among religions and political leaders of Europe. The meeting was attended by representatives of 3 monotheistic religions in Europe: Christianity, Judaism and Islam »

EUROPEAN MULTIVITAMIN

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Both healthy and ill people use vitamins. They also take multivitamins to get more strengthened. They want their bodies to function well. However, before vitamins are permitted for sale, they are clinically tested. »

WITHOUT YALTA

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The European Parliament In Strasburg rejected a request for introducing a debate on the 50th anniversary of conference in Yalta into the schedule of debates. Polish euro-deputies from a group of European Conservatives and Reformers were appealing for a short resolution and debate. »

EARNING MONEY AT THE COST OF UKRAINE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Ukrainian society wants a better life, similar to the one in the West. It needs enormous financial outlays, for which the Ukrainians hope »

TERROR IN PARIS

FR. PAWEŁ ROZPIĄTKOWSKI

In textbooks of history the day of 7 January 2015 will be mentioned in one sentence with other dates: 11 September 2001, 11 March 2004 and 7 July 2005. In the second line a historian will write about Paris, New York, Madrid and London. »

PEACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE MOST IMPORTANT THERE

AGNIESZKA DZIARMAGA

Jerusalem and Bethlehem are two extremely important places in the Holy Land for Christianity. It was just there where Polish nuns of St. Elizabeth run orphanages for children touched by trauma and painful consequences of war in the place which is most abundant in conflicts in the world – in the homeland of Christ. »

EUROPEAN APANAGE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Salary of the chairman of the European Council is higher than salary of the president of the United States and, depending on the rate of euro, it amounts to 100 thousand zlotys a month »

POPE IN STRASBURG

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Pope reached the essence of problems of Europe and aroused hope for return to its ideals. »

DEAD CITY

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

Together with Aszot, we set off to the West from Erwania in his rickety merecedes. After two hours, we reached to the border with Turkey. – I must show something to you – said Aszot. – Or you will not understand Armenians. »

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