Jesus was declared “King of Poland” in November in a prayer ceremony that coincided with the end of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy and the 1,050th anniversary of Polish Christianity. Poland’s president Andrzej Duda attended the ceremony in Krakow.
“In our hearts, rule us, Christ! In our families, rule us, Christ! . . . In our schools and universities, rule us, Christ,” the ceremony’s prayer said. “Through the Polish nation, rule us, Christ!. . . We pledge to defend your holy worship and preach Thy royal glory, Christ our King, we promise.
“We entrust the Polish people and Polish leaders to you. Make them exercise their power fairly and in accordance with your laws. . . . rule us, Christ! Reign in our homeland and reign in every nation–for the greater glory of the Most Holy Trinity and the salvation of mankind.”