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  • Polish Bishops and President Duda Declare Christ King of Poland

    11/21/2016 3:33:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 1:36 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    In a ceremony at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland on Saturday, the Catholic Bishops of Poland in the presence of President Andrzei Duda and many Catholic pilgrims, officially recognized Jesus Christ as the King of Poland and called upon Him to rule over their nation, its people and their political leaders. “Immortal King of Ages Lord Jesus Christ, our God and Savior,” they declared at the ceremony, “bowing our heads before You, King of the Universe, we acknowledge Thy dominion over Poland, those living in our homeland and throughout the world. Wishing to worship the majesty of...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Krakow to host next World Youth Day

    07/28/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2013
    Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The next World Youth Day in the year 2016 will be in Krakow, in Poland!” the Pope said at the close of Sunday Mass in Rio July 28. The event is sure to attract millions. Bl. Pope John Paul II was Archbishop of Krakow before his election to the papacy. The archdiocese has about 1.5 million Catholics and over 1,100 diocesan priests across 439...
  • Meteorites From Under The Pyramids

    01/20/2007 3:42:23 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,837+ views
    PAP ^ | 1-20-2007 | Science And Scholarship In Poland
    Meteorites from under the pyramids Samples of rock and fragments of pyramid walls brought from Egypt are being examined at the AGH University of Science and Technology. It is very likely that meteorites had dropped near the pyramids. The material was collected during the December expedition of geologists. Another aim of the expedition was to study some geoglyphics, i.e. gigantic pictures drawn on the ground. According to "Dziennik Polski", the scientists were intrigued by some unusual structures, which resembled craters formed after meteorites hit the ground. They noticed them when analysing satellite pictures of areas north of the great pyramids...
  • Polish Cardinal, Former Secretary to Pope JPII: Politicians, Like Pilate, Kill the Truth-Unborn

    04/21/2009 9:42:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 748+ views ^ | Tuesday April 21, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday April 21, 2009 Polish Cardinal, Former Secretary to Pope JPII: Politicians, Like Pilate, Kill the Truth of the Life of the Unborn By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiKRAKOW, Poland, April 21, 2009 ( - During his Good Friday homily at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a Marian pilgrimage site near Krakow and home to a live dramatization of the Passion of Christ, Archbishop of Krakow Stanis?aw Cardinal Dziwisz called on the over 150,000 faithful present to show courage and speak the truth in defense of the dignity of human life.The Cardinal condemned abortion, euthanasia, common-law marriage, homosexual unions and in vitro fertilization.Speaking to...
  • Warden Message: Krakow Anarchist Protests February 18-20

    02/14/2009 1:32:31 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 424+ views ^ | February 13, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Krakow Anarchist Protests February 18-20 CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Europe - Poland 13 Feb 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 4 Dec 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: WARSAW DEMONSTRATIONS EXPECTED, DECEMBER 3-10 U.S. Consulate Krakow released the following Warden Message on February 13: The American Consulate in Krakow would like to advise American citizens living in, or traveling to, Poland that several groups are planning demonstrations in the city of Krakow on February 18, 19 and 20th. Anarchist groups from...
  • Whole city to be floated on stock exchange

    10/16/2008 2:31:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 4 replies · 410+ views
    Austrian Times ^ | October 16, 2008
    Civic leaders have been branded mad in a crackpot scheme to float an entire city's assets on the Stock Exchange - just as world money markets are collapsing. Krakow council leaders want to list all the Polish city's utilities on the money market as a way of raising extra cash for repairs. But critics say the plan will ruin the medieval city. "We have just watched millions and millions of pounds disappear into thin air on the world's stock markets. They must be out of their minds," said one.
  • Triumph of the Polish will

    11/12/2007 3:10:11 PM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 94+ views
    The Star online ^ | November 10, 2007 | TOM COCKREM
    Triumph of the Polish will Krakow remains a medieval Polish showpiece for all modern visitors to relish and enjoy. By TOM COCKREM Miracles do happen. Most Polish people would attest avidly to this. And for evidence, they need only cite their own backyard. For in the southern part of Poland there exists the town of Krakow. Like its historic sister cities – Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk and others – it dates back a thousand years. But unlike them, its precious centre has survived almost intact, despite numerous attempts to bring it down. It remains a medieval Polish showpiece for all us...
  • Poland’s Second City Is First Choice for the Young (Krakow)

    05/26/2007 3:04:08 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 557+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2007 | DENNY LEE
    Poland’s Second City Is First Choice for the Young TO find Pauza, an artsy pub in the medieval heart of Krakow, slip past the rowdy British lads at the greasy kebab stands, step over the inebriated young woman splayed on the shiny cobblestones, and wait. A clique of trendy young Poles will clear a path to a soot-stained building on Ulica Florianska; follow them up a dark stairwell and open the unmarked wooden door. The thumping electronic music may sound vaguely familiar, and the swirling psychedelic lights and photographic art are not exactly avant-garde. But if you came to Krakow...
  • Poland's Krakow revives Jewish district

    05/17/2007 11:05:05 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 286+ views
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2007
    Poland's Krakow revives Jewish district KRAKOW, Poland, May 17 (UPI) -- Local authorities and Jews are trying to revive a medieval district of Poland's southern city of Krakow to prevent Jewish culture from falling into oblivion. The city hall of Krakow and Jewish organizations in Poland and abroad began working on plans some 15 years ago to renovate buildings and bring life back to Krakow's Kazimierz district, Polish Radio reported Thursday. The World Jewish Relief Organization plans to build its center in the Kazimierz district. To help tourists learn about Poland's Jewish history, the Krakow Galicia Museum is organizing exhibitions,...
  • Why Krakow has moved into pole position as Europe's No 1 hot spot

    02/10/2007 2:26:35 PM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 762+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday February 10, 2007
    Why Krakow has moved into pole position as Europe's No 1 hot spot The 'new Prague' tops the league with house prices soaring by 58%. Rupert Jones and Jill Papworth report Saturday February 10, 2007 The Guardian Last year it was wonderful Copenhagen; this year it's cracking Krakow. Poland's ancient royal capital was this week named Europe's number one property hot spot after notching up a 58% hike in house prices last year - rising to almost 100% in the sought-after medieval centre miraculously spared from Nazi destruction. While much of the UK media has focused on the large number...
  • Touring Nowa Huta in Crazy Mike's Trabants ("travel in time")

    10/07/2006 10:40:12 AM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 268+ views
    ICE ^ | 6.10.2006 | John Beauchamp
    Touring Nowa Huta in Crazy Mike's Trabants 6.10.2006 - John Beauchamp The southern polish city of Krakow attracts visitors from all over the world - to its churches, narrow streets and great central square. And now there's another tourist attraction - retro communism. You can joins some Crazy Guides on a Trabant ride round Nowa Huta, a model communist city designed in the 1950s. This report by John Beauchamp: Crazy Mike has souped-up his Trabants and he's going to be taking us around Nowa Huta. 'Nowa who?' I hear you say. Well, far from the crowds of tourists that pack...
  • Krakow and west

    08/07/2006 5:02:08 AM PDT · by twinself · 1 replies · 380+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | August 5, 2006 | Corina Lothar
    The shrill, thin whistle of the train; the rattling wooden boxcars filled with moaning, miserable people; the tracks leading from the West and ending in a single track entering into the horror of Birkenau are memories emblazoned into the collective memory of the civilized world. I was one of the lucky ones to have escaped all that, and now I was retracing a train voyage in the opposite direction: from Krakow through Silesia to Wroclaw (long known by its German name, Breslau), through what was East Germany, into Berlin and Potsdam, ending in Munich. The journey of a group of...
  • A Polish-Jewish renaissance

    06/27/2006 10:55:33 AM PDT · by lizol · 18 replies · 952+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 26, 2006 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    A Polish-Jewish renaissance By GREER FAY CASHMAN The Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture has become so important that it is listed on Poland's national calendar of events and is even used as a marketing tool for tourism. This year, the Yiddishpiel theater will be taking part in the 16th annual festival, touring Polish cities including Zamosc, Krakow and Bilgoraj, birthplace of Yiddishpiel founder Shmuel Atzmon. Atzmon, who turns 77 this year, will celebrate his birthday on the theater troupe's Bilgoraj stop along with Israeli journalist Israel Zamir, son of Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer. Zamir will also be turning...
  • Kraków a crown for Poland (see picture gallery)

    06/17/2006 11:08:40 AM PDT · by lizol · 26 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Friday, June 16, 2006 | RICK STEVES
    Kraków a crown for Poland 02:30 PM CDT on Friday, June 16, 2006 By RICK STEVES / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News The top stop in Poland is Kraków. And enjoying a drink on its marvelous main market square, you’ll know why. The biggest square in medieval Europe remains one of Europe’s most gasp-worthy public spaces. Knowing this is one of Europe’s least expensive countries, I choose the fanciest cafe on Kraków’s fanciest piece of real estate and order without even considering the price. Sinking deep into my chair and sipping deep into my drink, I ponder the...
  • Pope just meeting 500.000 young Poles on Krakow Blonia fields - PICTURE GALLERY

    05/27/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 681+ views, | 27.05.2005
  • "Eros Bound” sculpture by Igor Mitoraj placed at Main Market Square in Kraków (Modern Art)

    05/01/2006 12:06:29 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 60 replies · 1,418+ views
    Radio Krakow via Heritage Radio ^ | August 11, 2005 | Milosz Horodyski
    Head on the market. "Eros Bound" ("Eros spetany") sculpture by Igor Mitoraj was placed at Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) in Kraków. This is the sculpture’s temporary location. Nobody knows where its permanent place shall be. In the Internet poll, the inhabitants of Kraków chose to locate the sculpture a Railway Station Square (Plac Dworcowy). The artist is of a different opinion; he spent his youth in Kraków and wishes to have his work placed in the town's most prestigious place. The sculpture is over 3.5 m long and over 2 m high. "Eros Bound" depicts a man’s lying...
  • Solaris author Stanislaw Lem dies at 84

    03/28/2006 8:30:38 AM PST · by A. Pole · 14 replies · 409+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Mar 27, 2006
    KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Polish author Stanislaw Lem, one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, died on Monday in his home city of Krakow at the age of 84 after a battle with heart disease. Lem, whose books have sold more than 27 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages, won widespread acclaim for "The Cyberiad," stories from a mechanical world ruled by robots, first published in English in 1974. "Solaris," published in 1961 and set on an isolated space station, was made into a film epic 10 years later by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. A...
  • For First Time Since the Holocaust, Krakow Gets Rabbi

    10/16/2005 2:26:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 23 replies · 407+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct 16, '05
    For First Time Since the Holocaust, Krakow Gets Rabbi 15:28 Oct 16, '05 / 13 Tishrei 5766 By IsraelNationalNews Staff Six decades after the bulk of Krakow Jewry was murdered by the Nazis, the city's first full-time rabbi is set to take up his post Monday, October 17, on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. At the request of Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, and in partnership with the local Jewish community, Rabbi Avraham Flaks [pictured above], 38, is being dispatched to Krakow by the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization, which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to...
  • John Paul II's longtime secretary consecrated archbishop of Krakow (pictures).

    08/27/2005 2:14:41 PM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 332+ views ^ | August 27, 2005 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    John Paul II's longtime secretary consecrated archbishop of Krakow MONIKA SCISLOWSKA KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Pope John Paul II's longtime aide Stanislaw Dziwisz was installed Saturday as archbishop of Krakow - the post once held by John Paul - fulfilling the late pope's wish for his trusted secretary and friend. Pope Benedict XVI, who appointed Dziwisz to lead the important diocese in June, described him as "the best person to hold this position," in a papal bull read out by Rev. Jan Zajac during a ceremony in Krakow's Wawel Castle cathedral. "By now, the faithful have come to know your...