Polish president in US visit
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President of Poland Andrzej Duda is paying a five-day visit to the United States, where he will take part in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
President of Poland Andrzej Duda at a press conference at the Presidential Chancellery. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
On Sunday, President Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda will meet members of the Polish diaspora at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, known as the American Częstochowa for its National Sanctuary of the Madonna of Częstochowa.
After a mass in the main church, the president will take part in a ceremony at a cemetery in Doylestown, where he will unveil a monument dedicated to the so-called "Cursed Soldiers."
The Main Church in Doylestown was dedicated on 16 October 1966 as a votive offering for the millennium of Christianity in Poland, with US President Lyndon Johnson among those attending the ceremony. In 1984 the sanctuary was visited by President Ronald Reagan. Polish archbishop Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II, visited the site in 1969 and 1976.
On Monday, the Polish president will attend a high-level summit of United Nations, an event aimed at addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, held at the UN HQ in New York.
On Tuesday, Duda will deliver a speech at the General Debate of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the discussion is “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world." (ał/pk)
Source: IAR, PAP