A group of young people left Troyes, France, and will be cycling an average of 56 miles a day, until they reach Celorico de Basto, to participate in the Days in the Dioceses. | Credit: Photo courtesy of Comité Organizador Arciprestal – Celorico de Basto

WYD2023: Pilgrims Cycle to Lisbon; Pope to Receive Bicycles Upon Arrival

Jul 24, 2023

Three pilgrims have already left Kraków, Poland, and another 17 have left Troyes, France, to head to Portugal, where they will participate in World Youth Day 2023 from Aug. 1–6 in Lisbon. 

Bishop Gebhard Fürst blesses the bell from St. Albertus Magnus in Oberesslingen in front of the church in Żegoty (Siegfriedswalde), Germany, which has now returned to its homeland of Poland. | Credit: Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart/Arkadius Guzy

Ringing in a New Era: The Historic Return of Nazi-plundered Bells to Poland

Jun 26, 2023

This past weekend, a German bishop and a German state premier took part in an initiative to bring bells stolen by the Nazis during World War II to their rightful homes in Poland.

Pope Francis meets with young cancer patients from Poland at the Vatican on May 29, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets with Young Cancer Patients: "Jesus is always close to you"

May 30, 2023

Pope Francis welcomed pediatric cancer patients from Poland to the Vatican on Monday, telling them “Jesus is always close to you.”

Pope St. John Paul II in 1979. | L'Osservatore Romano

In Poland, Lawmakers Condemn Disputed Report about John Paul II Abuse Cover-up

Mar 10, 2023

Polish lawmakers denounced a documentary alleging that when he was a cardinal and archbishop in Poland, Pope St. John Paul II covered up alleged child sexual abuse committed by priests.

Sisters from Przemysł, Poland, help Ukrainian refugees. Private archive.

Hundreds of Catholic Convents in Poland Offering Variety of Help to Ukraine’s Refugees

Mar 15, 2022

Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion.

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005 / Screenshot from TV Trwam.

The story of Crucifix St. John Paul II Held on His Last Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday. This is the remarkable story of that crucifix.

Bishop Edward Janiak. / Press Office of the Archdiocese of Krakow.

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Polish Bishop Under Investigation

Oct 18, 2020

Pope Francis accepted Saturday the resignation of the Bishop of Kalisz in central Poland, Edward Janiak, who is under investigation for his handling of an abuse case.

Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana.

Polish-Born Prelate Appointed Papal Representative in Ghana

May 4, 2020

Pope Francis on Sunday, May 3 appointed Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, a native of Poland who has been serving as nunciature counsellor, as his representative in Ghana.