Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Polish diocese of Kalisz, western Poland, the Apostolic Nunciature in Poland reported on Saturday.
Pope Francis and Polish President Andrzej Duda during a private audience on Friday discussed how every person, in his own capacity, can act to pursue peace, the president wrote on Twitter.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to the Holy See and Italy next week. This will be Duda's first foreign visit since being sworn in for a second term in August.
Pope Francis marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of Poland's Solidarity union during Wednesday's general audience in the Vatican, the first in six months with the participation of the faithful.
The Vatican has received masks, disinfectants and protective suits sent from Poland, to aid in the fight with coronavirus pandemic, the Warsaw Archdiocese press office told PAP on Saturday.
President Andrzej Duda has informed Pope Francis about Poland's epidemic aid to other countries in a telephone conversation, Duda aide Krzysztof Szczerski reported on Thursday, adding the Pope called Poland's aid a "magnificent sign of international solidarity."
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.
Polish Archbishop Miroslaw Adamczyk has been named by Pope Francis as Apostolic nuncio to the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, the Vatican has announced.
Pope Francis has said in a message to the 42nd European Meeting of Young People, in Poland's western city of Wroclaw, that "Poland is a country that has its roots in the Faith."
Pope Francis told representatives of Solidarity on Wednesday that the union was a promoter of political and social change in Poland, as well as beyond the country's borders.