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World Aids Day – Światowy Dzień AIDS Posted by on Dec 1, 2014

World AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – Zespół Nabytego Niedoboru Odporności) Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global…

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Poland Mourns Its President and Senior Officials Posted by on Apr 11, 2010

By Adam and Anna: Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria and dozens of senior politicians died in a plane crash (katastrofa lotnicza) on April 10, 2010. President Lech Kaczyński was born in 1949 in Warsaw to an affluent and deeply patriotic family. His father was an engineer and former soldier of the Home Army…

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Current News in Poland – Professor Religa’s Death Posted by on Mar 14, 2009

If you were in Poland last week, you know there was one bit of sad news that was impossible to miss. The death of professor Zbigniew Religa. Yesterday was his funeral at Powązki Cemetery in Warszawa. This was much talked about, too. Not only because professor Religa was a famous kardiochirurg (heart surgeon), but also…

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Problems with Priests (in plural) Posted by on Feb 24, 2009

What is it that I am reading about Polish priests wanting to marry and have families? This is the BBC article in English, but I have seen this story reported in the Polish media as well. A controversial topic, no doubt about it. But since I happen to know two Polish priests (we met while…

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Tłusty Czwartek – Fat Thursday Posted by on Feb 19, 2009

Today is what seems to be one of the most popular and beloved Polish traditions – Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). There were lines of people in front of every cake shop and bakery that I passed today in Trójmiasto. Everybody was patiently waiting for their share of pączki. Personally, I’m not a pączki fan. Myself…

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Watching the News – Polish Engineer Held in Pakistan Posted by on Feb 5, 2009

I am in Poland right now (survived an 18 hour ferry ride to get here, and I hate, hate, hate ferries, and that’s why there was a slight delay in posting this week – I had to recover) and watching wiadomości. And the news is bleak. Or at least the newscasters make it sound so…

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