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REDOUBT OF THE POLISH CHURCH ON THE TIBER

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Polish Papal Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome is one the most important institutions of the Polish Church outside the borders of the Polish Republic »

THE PRIME MINISTER OF POLAND IN VATICAN

EDITORS

On the 35th anniversary of the assassination on John Paul II, 13 May 2016, the prime minister Beata Szydło paid an official visit in Vatican. She participated in the Holy Mass in the intention of Homeland, celebrated at the grave of St. John Paul II and presided over by cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, the former prefect of the Catholic Education Congregation. »

VATICAN LOTTERY, SLEEPING BAGS AND GUESTS FROM DAMASCUS

ALEKSANDRA ZAPOTOCZNY

With the beginning of the pontificate of pope Francis, poor people took an unusual place in the Church. – When a number of votes reached two third and it started to be ‘dangerous’- said pope Bergoglio during the first meeting with journalists, soon after being elected – cardinal Hummes cuddled me, kissed me and said: ‘Do not forget about the poor’. »

‘GATE OF MERCY’ FROM POLAND IN ROME ON THE OPENING OF THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCIFULNESS

FR. BOGDAN STEPAN

Pope Francis expressed his request so that the Ukrainian icon from Poland ‘Gate of Mercy’ would be brought to Vatican on the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercifulness »

FAMILY AT THE SYNOD

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Massimo and Patrizia Paolini

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Massimo and Patrizia Paolini »

GOD’S LAW IS UNCHANGEABLE

ARCHBISHOP STANISŁAW GĄDECKI

In the beginning I would like to emphasize that this pronouncement is not my personal opinion, but the opinion of the whole Polish Episcopal Conference. »

IT WILL BE VATICAN WHICH WILL MAKE A DECISION

MILENA KINDZIUK

The process about acknowledging a miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko enters the second decisive phase. For, the ending of the French phase means that the issue will get to Vatican now and it will be decided there whether the road to canonization of the priest will be opened »

A MEETING AT THE POPE'S WINDOW

DIANA GOLEC

Standing near the Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer is an event which are remembered for the whole life. But that is not everything. This openness makes it possible to talk to him like with a friend. It is particularly important for young people. »

‘AD LIMINA’ VISIT – A RETURN TO THE OLD HOME

On these days I am making a pilgrimage to ‘apostolic tombs’, but for me the return to Vatican is somehow a return to the old home. Here in the years 1996 – 2005 I served to John Paul II, and then, till the year 2007 – to Benedict XVI. At this home I had friends and felt peace resulting from the presence of Popes. »

TANGO ARGENTINO – A SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO THE PAST

STANISŁAW MARKOWSKI

When a hundred years ago Tango overwhelmed Argentina, and, in fact, a few harbor districts of Bueons Aires, nobody was aware, what career it would make and how quickly it will overwhelm the whole world. »

The urn of the ground brought from the place of the catastrophe

Lidia Dudkiewicz

In Vatican there were families of Smoleńsk victims, gathered in the Association of Families Katyń 2010. Among them were: Zuzanna Kurtyka - a widow of the chairman of the Institute of National Remembrance – the late Janusz Kurtyka, Jadwiga Czarnołęska-Gosiewska – a mother of the late Przemysław Gosiewski, Andrzej Melak, Dariusz Fedorowicz, Helena Kotzbach – the family representatives of the late Andrzej Karweta and the late Ewa Bąkowska. »

The Vatican Exhibition of a Polish artist

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks to the Polish artist Anna Gulak – the author of the monumental bust of Blessed John Paul II

Benedict XVI in the eyes of his personal secretary

Confessions of Msgr. Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary to Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI.

The priest who became the Pope’s secretary

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Msgr. Georg Gänswein about his life and service to Benedict XVI

On 2 April 2005, the Vatican Press Office issued an alarming communiqué about the bad health condition of John Paul II. I ran to St Peter’s Square to join those masses of people who were praying, looking at the window of the papal apartment. »

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