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One in four new Catholic priests in Europe is Polish – but numbers are falling

Notes from Poland, February 17, 2020 One in four ordainments of Catholic diocesan priests in Europe takes place in Poland, according to data from the Polish Institute for Catholic Church Statistics. But the number of new priests is falling overall, while there has been a rise in the number... read more
Protestors in Warsaw, Poland, 0otside the apostolic nunciature demanding the resignation of Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Krakow, for likening the LGBTQ community and the rainbow flag to a "communist plague." (CNS photo/Dawid Zuchowicz, Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)

Krakow’s Archbishop Jędraszewski under fire for remarks about “rainbow plague”

Throughout this summer, Poland has descended into a culture war over the organization of gay pride events. By Filip Mazurczak. The Dispatch, August 16, 2019 When Marek Jędraszewski was nominated by Pope Francis to be the new archbishop of Krakow, I wrote that he was a strong culture... read more