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Poland's democracy anniversary exposes political divisions

Jun. 4, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland marked Tuesday the 30-year anniversary of partly-free elections that contributed to the fall of communism, with the country still divided over its legacy. The country's liberal opposition argues that the 1989 vote was a milestone event in Poland's transition into a European...

'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

May. 25, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was toppled in Gdansk, put back by his supporters, and finally dismantled for good. A feature film about clerical abuse was a box office hit. Poland thought it had started confronting the problem of...

Documentary about pedophile priests shakes up Poland

May. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new documentary revealing cases of sexual abuse by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one cleric to leave priestly life. "Tell No One," a film financed through a crowdfunding...