Pope Francis Polish Independence Day Message (Full Text)

Posted November 10, 2018 3:13 pm by ZENIT Staff

Pope Francis Polish Independence Day Message (Full Text)

The following is the message sent by the Holy Father Francis to H.E. Msgr. Stanisław Gądecki, archbishop of Poznań, president of the Polish Episcopal Conference, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, November 11, end of the First World War:
Message of the Holy Father
To the Venerable Brother
Msgr. Stanisław Gądecki
Archbishop of Poznań
President of the Polish Episcopal Conference
One hundred years ago, on 11 November, Poland regained her independence. With the end of the First World War there came to an end the period of Russian, Prussian and Austrian dominance over the nation that, before partition, had contributed to the

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