On democracy between the nations of Europe. Casus – Poland
AUTHOR: Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI
Poland has been demonstrating a particular strong fondness for freedom, especially considering how long Poles were missing this freedom in the last two centuries.
Let’s take a look at the map of Europe after the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and the end of World War I. Clearly, changes are visible: with many new countries that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe. The Polish tradition distinguishes very sharply, however, the difference between the "creation" of independent Poland in 1918 and its "rebirth". It is because someone who uses the first term shows disregard for the essence of what was the end of World War I for Poles, and even ignores recent thousand years of Poland’s history.
Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz
Secretary of Pope John Paul II. Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cracow.
John Paul II ahead of his time
In his lifetime, John Paul II was often reproached for having his eyes fixed on the past, for not understanding the present and for not keeping up with the world. Admittedly, his role in the communism overthrowing was widely recognised, but it was also believed that he was unable to find his place in the world of democracy and pluralism, in the global market of ideas where the Catholic Church must seek attention of people on an equal footing with others.
COMMEMORATING THE CHRISTIAN VICTORY
IN THE RUSSO-POLISH WAR
In the most recent Adjournment Speech to the NSW Legislative Council, the Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC noted the centenary of the defeat of the Bolshevik armies in the Russo-Polish War, 1920-1921. This was an important turning point in European history and should be remembered throughout all of contemporary Western Christendom, especially in these turbulent times.
There have been no sustainable objections to the Polish justice system, Constitutional Tribunal head Julia Przylebska told the German Die Welt daily in a Wednesday interview. Przylebska said recent justice reforms in Poland were necessary to speed up proceedings.
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