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Posted on 12/08/2005 10:20:11 AM PST by Theoden
First European Councils to be Established in Poland in 2006
As the Knights of Columbus prepares to establish its first European councils in Poland, the organization has unveiled a special section of its Web site in the Polish language.
The Polish section of the Knights of Columbus Web site is located at www.kofc.org/polski. Polish becomes the fourth language of the Web site, which has long had sections in English, French and Spanish. Among the 1.7 million members of the Order are approximately 100,000 French-speaking Canadian members, and thousands of Spanish-speaking members in the United States, Mexico and Central and South America.
Each year, the Knights of Columbus Web site receives nearly 1.5 million visits.
In August, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus approved plans to expand into Poland, at the invitation of the Catholic bishops there, and the first Polish councils will be established in the spring of 2006. A delegation from the Supreme Council in New Haven is traveling to Poland this week to continue organizational work there.
The Knights of Columbus has had an international reach since the 19th Century, and 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Knights of Columbus in Mexico and the Philippines. The Order also has councils located throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and the Pacific islands of Guam and Saipan.
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said that "Poland is the ideal place for the Knights of Columbus to establish its first councils in Europe. It is a country where the Catholic faith is both vibrant and central to the nation's history, and it is the birthplace of one of the greatest popes in the history of the Catholic Church. Our traditions of faith, charity and support for the work of the church will resonate strongly in Poland."
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn. Today, it is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world.
Wow...I didn't know this was happening (expanding into Europe). Great news!
Good news. Vivat Jesus! to all my Freeper Brother Knights.
2nd Degree bump.