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POLAND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO POLAND From 26-30 July 2016, Poland hosted the visit of Pope Francis. In the framework of the official celebrations of thanksgiving to mark the 1050th anniversary of the Christianisation of Poland, the Pope presided at the solemn Eucharistic liturgy at the shrine of the Madonna of Jasna Góra. In fact, for the whole of 2016, the Catholic Church, along with all Polish Christians, commemorated the 1050th anniversary of the conversion of the country to the faith of Christ. Subsequently, the Holy Father also visited the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The culmination

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PRESIDENT HIS GRACE MGR. MONS. STANISŁAW GĄDECKI ARCHBISHOP OF POZNAŃ

SECRETARY GENERAL HIS LORDSHIP MGR. ARTUR MIZIŃSKI AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LUBLIN

of the Pope’s visit to Poland, however, was World Youth Day in Krakow, with the participation of about 2 million people from 187 countries and which aroused great interest throughout the world. In the course of his meeting with young people, Pope Francis encouraged them to “get up from the sofa” and to be be “more active”. YEAR OF MERCY At the end of the Year of Mercy, on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Shrine in Łagiewniki, the Jubilee Act of Adherence to Jesus Christ King and Sovereign was proclaimed. The proclama-

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

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