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  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Krakow to host next World Youth Day

    07/28/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2013
    Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The next World Youth Day in the year 2016 will be in Krakow, in Poland!” the Pope said at the close of Sunday Mass in Rio July 28. The event is sure to attract millions. Bl. Pope John Paul II was Archbishop of Krakow before his election to the papacy. The archdiocese has about 1.5 million Catholics and over 1,100 diocesan priests across 439...
  • Meteorites From Under The Pyramids

    01/20/2007 3:42:23 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,837+ views
    PAP ^ | 1-20-2007 | Science And Scholarship In Poland
    Meteorites from under the pyramids Samples of rock and fragments of pyramid walls brought from Egypt are being examined at the AGH University of Science and Technology. It is very likely that meteorites had dropped near the pyramids. The material was collected during the December expedition of geologists. Another aim of the expedition was to study some geoglyphics, i.e. gigantic pictures drawn on the ground. According to "Dziennik Polski", the scientists were intrigued by some unusual structures, which resembled craters formed after meteorites hit the ground. They noticed them when analysing satellite pictures of areas north of the great pyramids...
  • Polish Cardinal, Former Secretary to Pope JPII: Politicians, Like Pilate, Kill the Truth-Unborn

    04/21/2009 9:42:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 748+ views ^ | Tuesday April 21, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday April 21, 2009 Polish Cardinal, Former Secretary to Pope JPII: Politicians, Like Pilate, Kill the Truth of the Life of the Unborn By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiKRAKOW, Poland, April 21, 2009 ( - During his Good Friday homily at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a Marian pilgrimage site near Krakow and home to a live dramatization of the Passion of Christ, Archbishop of Krakow Stanis?aw Cardinal Dziwisz called on the over 150,000 faithful present to show courage and speak the truth in defense of the dignity of human life.The Cardinal condemned abortion, euthanasia, common-law marriage, homosexual unions and in vitro fertilization.Speaking to...
  • Warden Message: Krakow Anarchist Protests February 18-20

    02/14/2009 1:32:31 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 424+ views ^ | February 13, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Krakow Anarchist Protests February 18-20 CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Europe - Poland 13 Feb 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 4 Dec 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: WARSAW DEMONSTRATIONS EXPECTED, DECEMBER 3-10 U.S. Consulate Krakow released the following Warden Message on February 13: The American Consulate in Krakow would like to advise American citizens living in, or traveling to, Poland that several groups are planning demonstrations in the city of Krakow on February 18, 19 and 20th. Anarchist groups from...
  • Whole city to be floated on stock exchange

    10/16/2008 2:31:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 4 replies · 410+ views
    Austrian Times ^ | October 16, 2008
    Civic leaders have been branded mad in a crackpot scheme to float an entire city's assets on the Stock Exchange - just as world money markets are collapsing. Krakow council leaders want to list all the Polish city's utilities on the money market as a way of raising extra cash for repairs. But critics say the plan will ruin the medieval city. "We have just watched millions and millions of pounds disappear into thin air on the world's stock markets. They must be out of their minds," said one.
  • Triumph of the Polish will

    11/12/2007 3:10:11 PM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 94+ views
    The Star online ^ | November 10, 2007 | TOM COCKREM
    Triumph of the Polish will Krakow remains a medieval Polish showpiece for all modern visitors to relish and enjoy. By TOM COCKREM Miracles do happen. Most Polish people would attest avidly to this. And for evidence, they need only cite their own backyard. For in the southern part of Poland there exists the town of Krakow. Like its historic sister cities Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk and others it dates back a thousand years. But unlike them, its precious centre has survived almost intact, despite numerous attempts to bring it down. It remains a medieval Polish showpiece for all us...
  • Polands Second City Is First Choice for the Young (Krakow)

    05/26/2007 3:04:08 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 557+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2007 | DENNY LEE
    Polands Second City Is First Choice for the Young TO find Pauza, an artsy pub in the medieval heart of Krakow, slip past the rowdy British lads at the greasy kebab stands, step over the inebriated young woman splayed on the shiny cobblestones, and wait. A clique of trendy young Poles will clear a path to a soot-stained building on Ulica Florianska; follow them up a dark stairwell and open the unmarked wooden door. The thumping electronic music may sound vaguely familiar, and the swirling psychedelic lights and photographic art are not exactly avant-garde. But if you came to Krakow...
  • Poland's Krakow revives Jewish district

    05/17/2007 11:05:05 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 286+ views
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2007
    Poland's Krakow revives Jewish district KRAKOW, Poland, May 17 (UPI) -- Local authorities and Jews are trying to revive a medieval district of Poland's southern city of Krakow to prevent Jewish culture from falling into oblivion. The city hall of Krakow and Jewish organizations in Poland and abroad began working on plans some 15 years ago to renovate buildings and bring life back to Krakow's Kazimierz district, Polish Radio reported Thursday. The World Jewish Relief Organization plans to build its center in the Kazimierz district. To help tourists learn about Poland's Jewish history, the Krakow Galicia Museum is organizing exhibitions,...
  • Why Krakow has moved into pole position as Europe's No 1 hot spot

    02/10/2007 2:26:35 PM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 762+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday February 10, 2007
    Why Krakow has moved into pole position as Europe's No 1 hot spot The 'new Prague' tops the league with house prices soaring by 58%. Rupert Jones and Jill Papworth report Saturday February 10, 2007 The Guardian Last year it was wonderful Copenhagen; this year it's cracking Krakow. Poland's ancient royal capital was this week named Europe's number one property hot spot after notching up a 58% hike in house prices last year - rising to almost 100% in the sought-after medieval centre miraculously spared from Nazi destruction. While much of the UK media has focused on the large number...
  • Touring Nowa Huta in Crazy Mike's Trabants ("travel in time")

    10/07/2006 10:40:12 AM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 268+ views
    ICE ^ | 6.10.2006 | John Beauchamp
    Touring Nowa Huta in Crazy Mike's Trabants 6.10.2006 - John Beauchamp The southern polish city of Krakow attracts visitors from all over the world - to its churches, narrow streets and great central square. And now there's another tourist attraction - retro communism. You can joins some Crazy Guides on a Trabant ride round Nowa Huta, a model communist city designed in the 1950s. This report by John Beauchamp: Crazy Mike has souped-up his Trabants and he's going to be taking us around Nowa Huta. 'Nowa who?' I hear you say. Well, far from the crowds of tourists that pack...
  • Krakow and west

    08/07/2006 5:02:08 AM PDT · by twinself · 1 replies · 380+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | August 5, 2006 | Corina Lothar
    The shrill, thin whistle of the train; the rattling wooden boxcars filled with moaning, miserable people; the tracks leading from the West and ending in a single track entering into the horror of Birkenau are memories emblazoned into the collective memory of the civilized world. I was one of the lucky ones to have escaped all that, and now I was retracing a train voyage in the opposite direction: from Krakow through Silesia to Wroclaw (long known by its German name, Breslau), through what was East Germany, into Berlin and Potsdam, ending in Munich. The journey of a group of...
  • A Polish-Jewish renaissance

    06/27/2006 10:55:33 AM PDT · by lizol · 18 replies · 952+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 26, 2006 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    A Polish-Jewish renaissance By GREER FAY CASHMAN The Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture has become so important that it is listed on Poland's national calendar of events and is even used as a marketing tool for tourism. This year, the Yiddishpiel theater will be taking part in the 16th annual festival, touring Polish cities including Zamosc, Krakow and Bilgoraj, birthplace of Yiddishpiel founder Shmuel Atzmon. Atzmon, who turns 77 this year, will celebrate his birthday on the theater troupe's Bilgoraj stop along with Israeli journalist Israel Zamir, son of Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer. Zamir will also be turning...
  • Krakw a crown for Poland (see picture gallery)

    06/17/2006 11:08:40 AM PDT · by lizol · 26 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Friday, June 16, 2006 | RICK STEVES
    Krakw a crown for Poland 02:30 PM CDT on Friday, June 16, 2006 By RICK STEVES / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News The top stop in Poland is Krakw. And enjoying a drink on its marvelous main market square, youll know why. The biggest square in medieval Europe remains one of Europes most gasp-worthy public spaces. Knowing this is one of Europes least expensive countries, I choose the fanciest cafe on Krakws fanciest piece of real estate and order without even considering the price. Sinking deep into my chair and sipping deep into my drink, I ponder the...
  • Pope just meeting 500.000 young Poles on Krakow Blonia fields - PICTURE GALLERY

    05/27/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 681+ views, | 27.05.2005
  • "Eros Bound sculpture by Igor Mitoraj placed at Main Market Square in Krakw (Modern Art)

    05/01/2006 12:06:29 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 60 replies · 1,418+ views
    Radio Krakow via Heritage Radio ^ | August 11, 2005 | Milosz Horodyski
    Head on the market. "Eros Bound" ("Eros spetany") sculpture by Igor Mitoraj was placed at Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) in Krakw. This is the sculptures temporary location. Nobody knows where its permanent place shall be. In the Internet poll, the inhabitants of Krakw chose to locate the sculpture a Railway Station Square (Plac Dworcowy). The artist is of a different opinion; he spent his youth in Krakw and wishes to have his work placed in the town's most prestigious place. The sculpture is over 3.5 m long and over 2 m high. "Eros Bound" depicts a mans lying...
  • Solaris author Stanislaw Lem dies at 84

    03/28/2006 8:30:38 AM PST · by A. Pole · 14 replies · 409+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Mar 27, 2006
    KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Polish author Stanislaw Lem, one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, died on Monday in his home city of Krakow at the age of 84 after a battle with heart disease. Lem, whose books have sold more than 27 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages, won widespread acclaim for "The Cyberiad," stories from a mechanical world ruled by robots, first published in English in 1974. "Solaris," published in 1961 and set on an isolated space station, was made into a film epic 10 years later by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. A...
  • For First Time Since the Holocaust, Krakow Gets Rabbi

    10/16/2005 2:26:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 23 replies · 407+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct 16, '05
    For First Time Since the Holocaust, Krakow Gets Rabbi 15:28 Oct 16, '05 / 13 Tishrei 5766 By IsraelNationalNews Staff Six decades after the bulk of Krakow Jewry was murdered by the Nazis, the city's first full-time rabbi is set to take up his post Monday, October 17, on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. At the request of Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, and in partnership with the local Jewish community, Rabbi Avraham Flaks [pictured above], 38, is being dispatched to Krakow by the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization, which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to...
  • John Paul II's longtime secretary consecrated archbishop of Krakow (pictures).

    08/27/2005 2:14:41 PM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 332+ views ^ | August 27, 2005 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    John Paul II's longtime secretary consecrated archbishop of Krakow MONIKA SCISLOWSKA KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Pope John Paul II's longtime aide Stanislaw Dziwisz was installed Saturday as archbishop of Krakow - the post once held by John Paul - fulfilling the late pope's wish for his trusted secretary and friend. Pope Benedict XVI, who appointed Dziwisz to lead the important diocese in June, described him as "the best person to hold this position," in a papal bull read out by Rev. Jan Zajac during a ceremony in Krakow's Wawel Castle cathedral. "By now, the faithful have come to know your...
  • Tourists head for Krakow

    08/24/2005 12:32:57 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 516+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 24.08.2005
    Tourists head for Krakow 24.08.2005 In the wake of more assertive campaigning from the Polish Tourist Board, Krakow, the historic city in the south of the country, is experiencing a boom in the number of tourists who visit there. Statistics say that more than 52 % of Poles consider Krakow the most people-friendly city in the country. Last year the number of visitors to the city increased by 20%, to around 6.5 million tourists. This year, 8mln tourists are expected according to the Promotion Department of the City of Krakow. And thats no accident, as its a city wrapped in...
  • Personal secretary of John Paul II named Archbishop of Krakow

    06/04/2005 1:14:09 PM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 393+ views ^ | June 3, 2005 | Ela Kasprzycka
    By Ela Kasprzycka ASSOCIATED PRESS 4:46 a.m. June 3, 2005 WARSAW, Poland Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, personal secretary and close friend to the late Pope John Paul II, was named the archbishop of Krakow on Friday, the Vatican's representative to Poland said. Dziwisz, 66, takes over the position once held by the late pope, said Jozef Trela, secretary to papal nuncio Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk. He replaces the popular Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, 78, who asked to retire three years ago due to his age but stayed on at the request of John Paul. "I have been wanting and thinking about this...
  • Krakows resurgent Jewish culture enjoyed by Jews and non-Jews alike

    04/21/2005 9:39:07 AM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 389+ views
    JTA News ^ | April 19, 2005 | Carolyn Slutsky
    Krakows resurgent Jewish culture enjoyed by Jews and non-Jews alike By Carolyn Slutsky KRAKOW, Poland, April 19 (JTA) Urszula Makosz doesnt consider herself Jewish, but every Sunday night she takes the stage in Krakow to sing traditional Yiddish songs. Dressed theatrically in a black gown and a long shawl, her makeup dramatic and her long red hair flowing down her back, she swirls on stage, casting a steamy look at the audience. Her voice, as described by Chris Schwarz, the director at the Galicia Jewish Museum where the concerts take place, is like a Berlin cabaret singer from the...
  • Whose Culture Is It?

    01/21/2005 10:58:23 AM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 342+ views
    The Jewish Journal ^ | 2005-01-21 | Tom Teicholz
    Whose Culture Is It? by Tom Teicholz Does it bother you when a white man sings the blues? Is jazz exclusively an African American art form? When Eminem (who is white) is the most popular rapper, Tiger Woods (who is part African American and part Asian) is the greatest golfer and Serena and Venus Williams (African Americans) dominate womens tennis, should it upset us that Jewish Culture Festivals are run by non-Jews for audiences of primarily non-Jews, and that klezmer music is performed by non-Jewish performers for non-Jewish audiences? These thoughts came to mind reading Ruth Ellen Grubers Virtually Jewish...
  • 700 years of Krakow Jews

    12/18/2004 8:29:07 PM PST · by anonymoussierra · 18 replies · 2,100+ views
    Polskie Radio ^ | Polskie Radio
    Theres much more to Krakows Jewish history than is depicted in Holocaust films. Indeed, when the citys Tempel Synagogue was being built between 1860 and 1862, Jewish life already had been thriving here for over 550 years. A ceremony and concert this week in the synagogue, which was restored in 2000, marked the 700th anniversary of Jewish life in Krakow. The event drew local and national dignitaries who delivered speeches on the historical and cultural significance of Jewish life in Krakow. Jews helped build this town, said Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. They were doctors, teachers, and today with Jews and Poles...
  • Polish city of Krakow to name square after Ronald Reagan

    09/08/2004 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Lukasz · 36 replies · 950+ views
    TheLedgerOnline ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Associated Press
    The southern Polish city of Krakow decided Wednesday to name a square after former President Ronald Reagan in recognition of his role in ending communist rule. Krakow councilors voted 19-17 to give the name "Ronald Reagan Square" to the main square in Nowa Huta, a communist-era development built around a major steel plant. Currently called Central Square, it was the scene of numerous protests by workers in communist times. Reagan, who died at age 93 on June 5, is fondly remembered in Poland for his support of the anti-communist Solidarity movement during the period of martial law, imposed by Poland's...
  • Hate can't stop wave of pride after gay-rights march in in Poland

    05/29/2004 5:50:17 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 40 replies · 335+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday, May 25, 2004 | Margie Boul
    S idney Lewis did not go to Europe to make history. In fact, it was almost an accident she ended up in Poland's first-ever gay-rights march, ducking eggs and rocks, walking past Poles making obscene gestures and shouting language too ugly to print here. "It was Poland's first gay-pride march, and I was there," Sidney wrote her family the next day. "History isn't beautiful. . . . It's mean. It's violent. It's scary. . . . It demonstrated that just beneath the surface, beneath the polite faces, the passive smiles, the pleases and thank-yous, there is hate. They wanted us...
  • Exercise Focuses on WMD Traffickers

    09/12/2003 4:04:15 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 272+ views
    DoD - American Forces Information Service ^ | Sept. 12, 2003 | Donna Miles
    Exercise Focuses on WMD Traffickers By Donna Miles American Forces Information Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2003 -- A Japanese-flagged commercial merchant vessel is suspected of carrying items related to weapons of mass destruction. Military and law enforcement assets from Australia, France, Japan and the United States trail the vessel. The Japan coast guard, working with its French, U.S. and Australian law enforcement counterparts, boards the vessel on the high seas and conducts a search. This is the scenario for Pacific Protector, a three-day exercise now under way in international waters off northeastern Australia. The exercise, which began Sept. 12...
  • Transcript of President Bush's Speech in Krakow, Poland

    05/31/2003 10:16:42 AM PDT · by nwrep · 12 replies · 234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2003
    My friend, Mr. President. It's really good to be with you again and, of course, the first lady. Mr. Prime Minister, your eminence, distinguished guests, citizens of Poland. I'm honored to be in the city of Krakow, where so many landmarks give witness to Poland's history and Poland's faith. From this castle, Polish kings ruled for centuries in a tradition of tolerance. Below this hill lies the market square, where Kosciuszko swore loyalty to the first democratic constitution of Europe. And at Wawel Cathedral in 1978, a Polish Cardinal began his journey to a conclave in Rome, and entered...
  • Bush challenges 'Old Europe' to back America -

    05/31/2003 5:58:31 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 3 replies · 73+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph - UK ^ | June 1, 2003 | Tony Harden in Krakow
    Bush challenges 'Old Europe' to back America By Toby Harnden in Krakow (Filed: 01/06/2003) President George W Bush laid down a challenge to France and Germany yesterday to stop fomenting divisions in Europe and instead back a strong America dedicated to using military force to defend and spread democracy. George W Bush: 'This is no time to stir up divisions' In Krakow, on his first stop in a seven-day, three-continent round of frenetic diplomacy, he said that splits in the transatlantic alliance between America and Europe would only give succour to al-Qa'eda and delay success in the war against terrorism....
  • John Paul II Departs Poland for Rome (and Finishes 4-Day Apostolic Voyage)

    08/19/2002 10:18:31 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/19/02 | Andrzej Stylinski
    John Paul II Departs Poland for Rome Mon Aug 19, 1:40 PM ET By ANDRZEJ STYLINSKI, Associated Press Writer KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Pope John Paul ( news - web sites) II concluded his nostalgic journey home Monday with a Mass at a mountain monastery, where as a youth he used to pray with his father, and a brief flyover of his native Wadowice. Before departing for Rome, Poland's native son left his countrymen with the hope this trip would not be his last. "Many have waited for my coming. Many have wished to meet me, although not all were...
  • Text of John Paul II's Homily at Shrine of Our Lady of Kalwaria (8/19/02)

    08/19/2002 9:00:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 93+ views
    The Holy See ^ | 8/19/02 | John Paul II
    APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO POLANDHomily of the Holy FatherEucharistic CelebrationKalwaria, 19 August 2002"Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope!"Dear Brothers and Sisters.1. Today I come to this Shrine as a pilgrim, as I used to come when I was a child and as a young man. I come before Our Lady of Calvary as I used to come as Bishop of Krakw to entrust to her the problems of the Archdiocese and of those whom God had entrusted to my pastoral care. I come here and, now as then, I repeat: Hail, Hail, Holy Queen,...
  • Text of John Paul II's Homily at the Mass of Beatification, Krakw (August 18, 2002)

    08/18/2002 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 102+ views
    The Holy See ^ | 8/18/02 | John Paul II
    APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO POLANDHoly Mass and Beatifications:Zygmunt Szczesny FelinskiJan BalickiJan BeyzymSancja SzymkowiakHOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER Blonie, Krakw, 18 August 2002"This is my commandment,that you love one another as I have loved you" (Jn 15:2).Dear Brothers and Sisters!1. The words of Jesus which we just heard are closely related to the theme of todays liturgical assembly in Blonie in Krakw: "God, rich in mercy". This phrase in a way captures the entire truth about the love of God which has redeemed humanity. "God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when...
  • Text of John Paul II's Homily at the Dedication Mass of the Shrine of the Divine Mercy

    08/17/2002 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 234+ views
    The Holy See ^ | 8/17/02 | Pope John Paul II
    APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO POLAND Address of the Holy FatherDedication of the Shrine of Divine MercyKrakw-Lagiewniki, 17 August 2002"O inconceivable and unfathomable Mercy of God, Who can worthily adore you and sing your praises? O greatest attribute of God Almighty, You are the sweet hope of sinners" (Diary, 951).Dear Brothers and Sisters!1. Today I repeat these simple and straightforward words of Saint Faustina, in order to join her and all of you in adoring the inconceivable and unfathomable mystery of Gods mercy. Like Saint Faustina, we wish to proclaim that apart from the mercy of God there is no other source...