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Polish history through the eyes of Pope John Paul II

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Paweł Kononczuk 21.07.2016 13:51
“John Paul II. Sources” is the title of an open-air exhibition on Warsaw’s Royal Route, close to the Old Town.
“John Paul II. Sources” exhibition. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński “John Paul II. Sources” exhibition. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński

It offers insights into the history of Poland in photographs and excerpts from the homilies of the late Pope John Paul II, starting with the baptism of Poland 1050 years ago to the Solidarity movement and the start of the third millennium.

The exhibition is addressed primarily to foreign pilgrims arriving for next week’s World Youth Days in Kraków, many of whom will pass through Warsaw before and after the event.

The director of the Warsaw-based Centre for Thought of John Paul II, Norbert Szczepański, has told Polish Radio that the idea of making Pope John Paul II the exhibition’s narrator seemed natural as most of the young Catholics participating in the World Youth Days associate Poland with the late Polish-born pontiff.

The exhibition runs until 15 August. (mk/pk)

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