- May 9, 2013
Yeah, this is true. And PiS don not want this to change, even though it is changing. It is why they are anti-immigration and are attempting to remove objectivity from media, justice and education.The Poland of today is very different from the Poland that was formed after WW1. The modern borders of Poland were established in 1945 and this made Poland more ethnically homogeneous. The Germans were expelled, the Orthodox Ukrainians and Belarusians became part of the USSR - most of Poland Jews had been murdered by the nazis or later left. Polish identity in the communist period became connected with the Catholic Church especially when John Paul II became Pope. Polish nationalism and Catholicism became synonymous in the 1980s. The Poland that emerged post-communism was one of the most Catholic countries in the World.
A huge difference in between Ireland and Poland is that any child-abuse scandals connected to the church have not reached critical mass, and PiS will do their best to avoid this happening.