Archbishop Gądecki calls for suspension of political rivalry

Gądecki, in his statement issued on Friday, said that "in the social teaching of the Catholic Church, the principal criteria for assessing social life is the principle of the common good." Mateusz Marek/PAP

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish Bishops' Conference (KEP) appealed on Friday to all representatives of political groupings and electoral committees to stop any political competition regarding the presidential elections.

Gądecki, in his statement issued on Friday, said that "in the social teaching of the Catholic Church, the principal criteria for assessing social life is the principle of the common good."

The archbishop noted that the Catholic Church in Poland supports all restrictions implemented by the government amid the coronavirus epidemic, as well as the encouragement to limit all contacts and to stay home.

In his opinion, in the time of combating the epidemic, it is necessary to halt any political fights and encouraged reaching a peace agreement beyond divisions.