Something small (link-less, unfortunately) from here:
The World Youth Days are going to take place in Poland soon. Because of that, our bishops published a pastoral letter urging young Catholics to take part in this event.
Nothing too weird about it, but as one journalist pointed out, the bishops managed not to mention Pope Francis *once* in this letter. Even though Francis is going to be event's guest... An oversight or a sign of our bishops' attitude toward the current pope?
Meanwhile, our military (reigned, of course, by the PiS government) is planning to conduct a battle re-enactment as a show for the WYD pilgrims. The battle that's going to be the subject of the re-enactment? The 1683 Siege of Vienna - the battle where the Polish army of King Sobieski defeated the Turks. The re-enactment's goal? To show the pilgrims the Polish military's "achievements in promoting Christian values".
There's another re-enactment prepared, too. That one will involve WW2 and Polish military fighting Germans. What does it have to do with Christianity? I have no idea, but I suppose that our government doesn't want to miss an opportunity to belittle Germany
I mean, seriously. I'm all for promoting Polish acts of heroism from WW2, but what does it have to do with World Youth Days?