Homily of John Paul II delivered during Holy Mass at Victory Square, Warsaw

Alongside Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the Primate of Poland, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła was one of the leading figures of the Polish Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s. As the archbishop of Kraków and a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lublin, he enjoyed great popularity, especially among young people. His election as pope on October…


Maximilian Maria Kolbe – organizer, monk, and saint

Maximilian Maria Kolbe is a symbol of faith and sacrifice for many Poles. His decision to sacrifice his life for a fellow prisoner is a heroic example of humanity during inhuman times. by Piotr Abryszeński   As an adult, Maximilian Kolbe recalled that when he was a boy he had experienced a vision of the…


Krzysztof Makowski chosen Vice-President of the International Committee of Historical Sciences

Krzysztof Makowski, professor from the Faculty of Historical Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, was unanimously elected vice-president of the International Committee of Historical Sciences during its general assembly. The association focused on research in various areas of historical sciences, established in Geneva in 1926, is composed of 54 national committees, 31 international…


The legendary collection of Michał Sokolnicki returns to Poland

After more than 75 years, the ‘Michał Sokolnicki collection’: the property, archives and library of the last ambassador of the Second Polish Republic to Turkey, is returning to Poland. This is probably the most complete and best preserved collection of Polish diplomatic memorabilia from the interwar period and the Second World War. On Monday, President…


Leopold Tyrmand: an original writer and master of self-aggrandizement

Leopold Tyrmand was one of the most interesting figures of post-war Poland’s artistic milieu. Despite the oppression of the communist regime, he had his own way of opposing the system. by Piotr Bejrowski Tyrmand’s biographers aptly point out that he opposed communism not only ideologically, but also aesthetically. He wanted to maintain the continuity of…


"Pilecki" - an unusual report on the hero's 120th birthday

There was only one man in the history of the world who voluntarily went to Nazi German Concentration Camp in Auschwitz, then organised a resistance movement there, and later managed to escape from the camp by his own efforts. His name was Witold Pilecki. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of…


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