The President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference congratulates the Irish
On St. Patrick’s Day, which is a national Feast in Ireland, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki addresses best wishes – on behalf of the Polish Bishops’ Conference – to all the citizens of this country. „Ireland and Poland are connected with special ties that come from Christian roots, the community of faith and the hierarchy of values. Among them the first places after God are occupied by family and fatherland. I wish that the national symbol of this country – three-leafed green clover – may be a sign of hope, and St. Patrick may implore all necessary graces” – emphasized the President of the Polish Episcopate.
He added that the Irish, like the Poles, are nations attached to the Christian values that created and continue to create European culture. He also noted the significant presence of Poles in this country. “In the last dozen or so years, the relationship between our countries became even stronger due to the people who left Poland to work in Ireland as part of the European Union” – said Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.
The President of the Polish Episcopate congratulated also the Polish community in Ireland. “In the contemporary Europe, we need such a unity that is expressed in common system of values. I wish all compatriots to unite our nations for the sake of the highest values” – pointed the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference.