Saturday, November 12, 2016

Warsaw gets new church after 225 years of waiting

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People attend in the inaugaration holy mass in the Temple of Divine Providence, in Warsaw, Poland, on November 11, 2016. Worshippers in the capital of ultra-Catholic Poland finally celebrated the consecration of the city's highest church -- after a mere 225 years of waiting. WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP.
POLAND---Worshippers in the capital of ultra-Catholic Poland finally celebrated the consecration of the city's highest church on Friday -- after a mere 225 years of waiting. The cornerstone of the enormous Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw was laid in 1792 but its halting progress since has mirrored turbulent Polish history. Just a few days after construction started, Russian troops invaded Poland and Polish independence was soon a distant memory. The perseverance paid off on Friday with an inaugural Mass attended by Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and President Andrzej Duda. [link]