Poland marks anniversary of president’s death in plane crash
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Poland marks anniversary of president’s death in plane crash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With wreath-laying ceremonies and prayers, Poland on Monday observed the seventh anniversary of a plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others. Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice, is headed by Kaczynski’s twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who has led regular commemorations of the tragedy and … Continue reading

Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland
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Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people including politicians, actors and family packed into a Polish church Wednesday to mourn the death of Poland’s leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, an honorary Oscar winner. A metal urn with Wajda’s ashes, surrounded by white flowers, and his black-and-white portrait were placed by the altar at the 13th century … Continue reading

Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland
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Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people including politicians, actors and family packed into a Polish church Wednesday to mourn the death of Poland’s leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, an honorary Oscar winner. A metal urn with Wajda’s ashes, surrounded by white flowers, and his black-and-white portrait were placed by the altar at the 13th century … Continue reading

Polish church apologizes after Mass held for far-right group
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Polish church apologizes after Mass held for far-right group

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Catholic Church authorities in eastern Poland denounced nationalist views Wednesday, Apr. 20, and apologized after a radical extreme-right organization held a Mass in a regional cathedral. Father Andrzej Debski, a spokesman for the church authorities in Bialystok, said the apology came after believers complained that a Mass was held in Bialystok … Continue reading

Thousands of Poles protest efforts to change abortion law
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Thousands of Poles protest efforts to change abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles rallied Saturday, Apr.9, against tightening Poland’s anti-abortion law, which is already among Europe’s strictest. Street protests were organized in Warsaw and in other Polish cities by a new pro-abortion group that opposes a recent call by some Catholic bishops for an unconditional ban on abortion in Poland, and … Continue reading