Religion in Poland

Poland is predominantly Catholic. It’s that simple. Nine out of every ten Poles belong to the Catholic church, and the majority – over sixty percent – attend church regularly.

Pope John Paul II hails from Poland, so Catholicism’s popularity and influence should come as no real surprise. In fact, the Catholic church has played an important political role throughout Poland’s history. The Solidarity movement which brought about the revolution that toppled the communists owes much to the organizational forces and supportive underpinnings of the church leadership in Poland. Many Poles found refuge in the church’s support during the repressive years of the communist regime.

Though predominantly Roman Catholic, Poland is home to other religious groups, such as Russian Orthodox and several Protestant offshoots.

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