The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało).
In Poland the Easter traditions come rich, thick and fast. From the blessing of baskets of food to pouring water over women, the country boasts a glorious mix of traditions that set the Easter holiday apart from all others.
Around 10,000 Hasidic Jews, mainly from Europe and the United States, are expected to visit the town of Lezajsk, in southeastern Poland, to take part in commemorations marking the 235th anniversary of the death of Tzaddik Elimelech Weissblum of Lizhensk.
VIDEO: Krzysztof Ligęza had been living in the UK for six years when he realized how much he missed life in the countryside and set off across the country on a quest to capture hundreds of shrines, which he then turned into an evocative exhibition shown both in Poland and Slovakia.
It is easy to miss their presence - the three-barred crosses, the wooden banyas and the modest churches – unless you know what to look for. TFN travelled to the regions of Mazury and Suwalszczyzna in north-east Poland to track down the Old Believers, a minority which has almost disappeared, yet which still lingers among the hills, fields and virgin forests in the land of a thousand lakes.
Increasing numbers of Poles no longer practise religious faith, according to a survey charting the years from 1992 to 2021.
Creator Gabriele Trovato from Tokyo’s Waseda University said: “The need to build such a robot became clear to me when I listened to friends who complained that they could not go to church during the pandemic.”
The Holy See has banned a Polish bishop from participating in public religious ceremonies after finding him guilty of negligence in incidents of child sex abuse involving priests from his diocese.
Trust in the Catholic Church is on the decline among young Poles, a report by the Catholic Information Agency has revealed.
Three women have gone on trial for insulting religious feelings by producing and distributing stickers of the Virgin Mary with the LGBT rainbow added to her halo.