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.
Pope Francis has approved a decree of beatification of late Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, justified by the miracle of healing that occurred through Wyszyński's intercession, the Vatican's press office announced on Wednesday.
Pope Francis appointed Polish priest Tymon Tytus Chmielecki to the position of apostolic nuncio to Guinea and Mali, the press office of the Holy See announced on Tuesday.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to Poles in which he declared that he was praying for Poland to enjoy the gift of freedom in unity and peace.
President Andrzej Duda said that during his meeting with Pope Francis, both parties discussed the need for the EU to return to mutual respect in relations between states, as well as respect for the cultural diversity that exists in the individual countries.