Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2016
Massive demonstrations in Poland have resulted in a government U-turn over a law which would have criminalised abortion on all grounds except to save the life of the mother.
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal has overturned a ban on the religious (non-stun) slaughter of animals.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014
The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2014
An opinion poll in Poland shows that trust and attachment to the Catholic Church is falling, despite the new Pope.
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013
An MP in Poland has lost a court challenge to the presence of a large crucifix in the country's parliament building.
Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013
The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013
The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.
Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
Despite pressure from religious groups and farmers, the Polish parliament has rejected a Government bill that would have lifted the ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013
The Polish parliament, which banned ritual slaughter of animals for the halal and kosher markets in January, is now considering revoking the law because of economic pressures.
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
Poland's highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal, ruled this week that the ritual slaughter of animals by religious groups violates the country's constitution and animal protection laws.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012
Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.
Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012
In an unprecedented move that is seen by some as "revolutionary", the Polish government is seeking to realign its relationship with the Catholic Church – and not in a way that the Vatican will like.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012
The Catholic Church in Poland was shaken to its foundations in October last year, when one in ten Poles who voted in the general election cast their vote for the anti-clerical Palikot Movement.