New act on the Constitutional Court partially unlawful
Some regulations of the new act on the Constitutional Court are unlawful - decided the Constitutional Court. Complaints on the new act were passed by the opposition parties - Civil Platform, Modern Party, Polish People’s Party and the Polish Ombudsman Adam Bodnar. Unlawful are, for instance, examining applications according to order of their reception or cancelling the necessity of publishing the sentence from 9th March.
XI International Hot Air Balloon Competition In Naleczow
The XI International Hot Air Balloon Competition is underway in Naleczow, south-east Poland. The competition involved 30 teams and be held to August 6. Competitors are not only from Poland, but also from Hungary and Lithuania.
Pope Francis has visited sick children in Poland
Pope Francis on Friday blessed young patients at the children’s hospital during the third day of his pilgrimage to Poland for the World Youth Day. “Sadly, our society is tainted by the culture of waste, which is the opposite of the culture of acceptance,” the head of the Roman Catholic Church said in an address at the University Children’s Hospital in the southern city of Krakow. “And the victims of the culture of waste are those who are weakest and most frail; and this is indeed cruel”, added the Pope.
Pope celebrates Mass at historic Polish shrine
On the second day of his visit to Poland for the World Youth Day, Pope Francis on Thursday celebrated a Mass in the southern city Czestochowa marking the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland. The mass took place at Częstochowa’s Black Madonna shrine, a sanctuary of key historical significance to Poles and a site at which Poland previously hosted the World Youth Day in 1991. The religious rites were attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydło, while hundreds of thousands of faithful gathered around the shrine.
Polish Army to help with the observation mission in the Middle East
Four Polish F-16 fighter jets are departing to Kuwait to support the observation mission in the region. The aircrafts are to take off from the military air base in Lask in central Poland. They will fly above Irak to do recognition tasks necessary for fighting against the Daesh.