As the nation grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has organized a celebrity-backed digital campaign that will allow people to print and fold their own commemorative daffodil to wear at home during the lockdown.
The Polish government delegation will not go to Smolensk, western Russia, on April 10 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fatal presidential plane crash and the 80th anniversary of the mass killings of Polish officers by the Soviets, the Prime Minister's Office said.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Thursday that on the 15th anniversary of his death, Saint Pope John Paul II remains a symbol of hope and faith in Polish solidarity, invoking his memory during Poland's current challenges.
Russia is working to meet Poland's request for help in organising an official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
At a general audience in Rome on Wednesday, Pope Francis encouraged Poles to entrust themselves to the intercession of Saint John Paul II in the time of the coronavirus threat, and reminded the faithful of the 15th anniversary of the death of the late Pope on Thursday.
Now under construction at the Aluship shipyard in Gdańsk, the futuristic Mayflower will be 15 metres long with solar panels covering its aluminium hulls and will be able to hit a top speed of 10 knots per hour.
The President's Office never presented the agenda of the ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Polish presidential plane crash, Blazej Spychalski, spokesperson for President Andrzej Duda, told PAP on Friday, commenting on a Reuters report.
The Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution marking the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk Air Disaster, which killed Poland's president, first lady, and over 80 top state and military officials.
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed readiness on Wednesday to help Poland organise a visit by a Polish delegation to Smolensk and Katyn in western Russia on April 10 to mark the 10th anniversary of a Polish government plane crash.
Poland's National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) celebrated its 30th anniversary during a Tuesday ceremony held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Polish President Andrzej wrote a letter on the occasion, read out by his aide Andrzej Dera at the event.