Warsaw will host international conference devoted to the promotion of religion and faith on July 14-16, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in Washington on Wednesday during his ongoing visit to the US.
Nearly 450 years ago today, the Warsaw Confederation was passed which, according to academics, was “one of the most important conditions for maintaining peace in our country in the 16th century, defined by the era of religious wars in Europe.”
The Polish presidential couple held New Year's meeting with representatives of churches and religious denominations as well as national and ethnic minorities present in Poland, at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.
The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.