This month’s print edition
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Special Canonization Edition for May
The April and May editions of the Polish American Journal will be special ones this year. In addition to the April paper being our annual Easter edition, the paper will also cover the events in the life of Blessed John Paul II, from his birth in Poland, to his canonization in April.
Because the ceremony in Rome takes place April 27, the May edition will be mailed one week later than usual.
Readers wishing to express their sentiments on this most historic occasion can do so in the form of a patron advertisement by calling (800) 422-1275. Digital editions of the May paper will be emailed to the diocesan offices of Roman Catholic, Polish National Catholic, and other parishes in Polish American communities across the United States.
IN THIS MONTH'S WEB EDITION:
BISHOP DECRIES DISPARITIES. A decision to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican this month provides President Obama with an opportunity to highlight the problem of economic inequality, said Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Social Developments.
OBAMA IN POLAND? U.S. Security adviser Ben Rhodes would not comment on whether President Obama would accept an invitation to attend anniversary celebrations this summer of the partially-free elections of June 1989 in Poland.
KIM JONG-UN’S AUNT “FLEES TO POLAND.” The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fled to Poland after the execution of her husband.
BALUK LAID TO REST. Polish wartime hero Brigadier General Stefan Baluk was laid to rest in Warsaw’s Powazki Military Cemetery, two weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was the last living World War II airborne fighter and one of the last members of the elite special-ops paratroopers of the Home Army known as Cichociemni (Silent and Unseen).
EVIDENCE CONFIRMS PARTIPATION IN MURDERS. A retired Minnesota carpenter, shown in a June 2013 investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by the Associated Press.
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