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Primate of Poland step closer to beatification
Pope Francis has recognised the “heroic virtue” of the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, meaning that the former Primate of Poland, who defended the country's religious freedom under communism, is now a step closer to beatification and possible sainthood.
Act of the Union of Lublin on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register
The 1569 Act of the Union of Lublin was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Under the terms of the document, the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania overcame their differences to form a Commonwealth. As UNESCO pointed out, the act offers a unique testimony to a voluntary union of two equal countries in the early modern age.
Professor Michał Bobrzyński
Michał Bobrzyński was born on 30 September 1849 in Krakow as a son of a doctor. In 1872, he became a doctor of law, and in the following year he received tenure. He was primarily interested in the history of the law and Polish political system, but he also eagerly attended classes in psychiatry, and in the evenings, he devoted himself to astronomical observations. At the age of 34, he became a full member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Cardinal Aleksander Kakowski
The Bishop of Warsaw, Primate of the Kingdom of Poland and member of the Regency Council was born to a noble family on 5 February 1862 in Dębiny near Przasnysz.
Warsaw ZOO celebrates 90th birthday
The Warsaw ZOO is marking 90 years in existence on Sunday with a birthday bash that includes a wide range of special events and attractions.
March'68. 50 years on
Following the Second World War and the decisions made by the Big Three in Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam, Poland, like several other Central and Eastern European countries, found itself in the Soviet sphere of influence. This was a consequence of the Red Army having liberated Polish lands from the German occupation.
"Cursed Soldiers" National Remembrance Day
For many soldiers, the dissolution of the Home Army in 1945 did not mean the end of the struggle for a just cause. On the contrary, the Red Army’s occupation of the territories of the Republic of Poland, resulting in the disbanding of the Polish Underground State, was the beginning of a new battle for a free Poland and its good name as well as, in time, a struggle to preserve historical truth.
Jurassic (Po) Land
Although traces of dinosaurs have been discovered on all continents, until recently, few people associated them with Poland. The bones of one dinosaur, found in Lisowice next to an enormous synapsid, have enriched not only the history of evolution, but also the "dinosaur" map of Poland. Take a look at the biggest – quite literally – secrets discovered in Silesia and the Świętokrzyskie Mountains in recent years.
We know more about wolf territories in Poland
As a result of protection measures, wolves return to their former refuges in Western Poland. In order to correctly assess the size of the population of these predators it is necessary to know the areas of their territories and population densities. Research carried out in the Drawa Forest provides the first data on this subject.
Polish poplar in race for European Tree of the Year title
A 220-year-old Polish poplar is in the race for the title of the European Tree of the Year.
Plaque to Polish diplomats who saved Jews unveiled in Bern
We have come to pay homage to people, who created a chain of good hearts, Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said Monday in Bern, Switzerland, at a ceremony honoring Polish diplomats who saved the lives of Jews during World War II.