Warsaw hosts Christmas Carols charity concert for war victims in Syria

Saturday's event was the seventh charity concert in the "Poland helps..." cycle and the sixth for the benefit of the victims of the conflict in Syria. Leszek Szymański/PAP

A charity concert of Christmas Carols "Poland Helps - Aid to Syria" aimed at raising funds for the victims of the war in Syria was held on Saturday in Warsaw's Royal Łazienki Park.

The concert, performed by the Polish Royal Opera, was attended by the Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, who said that the income from the concert and funds raised via text-message donations will be passed to the victims through Poland's branch of Caritas charity organisation.

Saturday's event was the seventh charity concert in the "Poland helps..." cycle and the sixth for the benefit of the victims of the conflict in Syria.

A spokesperson for the Polish Bishops' Conference Father Paweł Rytel-Andrianik added that Poles "are very sensitive to the needs of other human beings" and that they have already donated PLN 52 million (EUR 12.2 mln) to Syrian civilians in need.