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Polish prelate cautions Poles, Hungarians on nationalism, xenophobia

The president of the Polish bishops’ conference cautioned Polish and Hungarian political leaders against fostering nationalism and xenophobia as both countries face European Union sanctions over their alleged authoritarian direction.

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan acknowledged that patriotism “characterises our nations and is a great value,” but urged vigilance that patriotic values do not “give rise to … contempt for others.”

“Given our common history, we should strive to be linked not just by a shared past, but also by a shared future,” Archbishop Gadecki said in his homily on 23rd March at a Mass for Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day in St Michael Cathedral in Veszprem, Hungary.

President Andrzej Duda of Poland and President Janos Ader of Hungary attended the Mass, along with Church leaders form the two traditionally Catholic countries.

Archbishop Gadecki said Poles and Hungarians were closely linked by shared historical experiences, from their 10th-century Christian conversion to their re-emergence as parliamentary democracies after the 1989 collapse of communist rule.

Picture: Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, Poland, is pictured in a 2015 photo. The president of the Polish bishops’ conference cautioned Polish and Hungarian political leaders against fostering nationalism and xenophobia as both countries face European Union sanctions over their alleged authoritarian direction. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

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