Poland’s history is a story of resilient Catholic faith | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

June 28, 2016

With World Youth Day in Krakow just around the corner—a look at how the Catholic Church guarded Polish identity and culture throughout the centuries.

Filip Mazurczak

Women dressed in traditional attire take part in a Corpus Christi procession May 26 in Czerwienne, Poland. (CNS photo/Grezegorz Momot, EPA)

This year is doubly important for the Catholic Church in Poland. In addition to hosting this year’s World Youth Day, Poland also celebrates the 1,050th anniversary of its Christian heritage in 2016. Since 966, Poland has often been Antemurale Christianitatis, the bulwark of Christianity against invasion, and has time and again defended our civilization. Now is the perfect opportunity to revisit the always dramatic, constantly inspiring, and often tragic history of the faith in this land that is the crossroads between East and West.

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