Religious buildings opened to visitors
PR dla Zagranicy
Many churches and temples of various denominations and religious communities in Poland will stay open until the late hours of Saturday for the annual Night of Temples.
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The third edition of the event is being held in the cities of Warsaw, Kraków, and Poznań, western Poland.
Zbigniew Bujak of the Warsaw of Many Religions Association told the Polish Press Agency that the aim of the multi-cultural event is to foster the centuries-long tradition of religious tolerance in Poland.
He added that the event is also important in counteracting intolerance, hate speech and crime rooted in religious intolerance.
Visitors to Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, mosques and synagogues will be able to meet members of the religious communities, attend lectures and concerts of choral and organ music, and take part in discussions. (mk/vb)