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  • Gina Lipka is one of many polls abandoning Catholicism's something she says is a political statement.

  • The 35 year old has marked many of life's milestones in the church, considered a symbol of freedom in communist times.

  • But in November, Poland's courts pushed through a sweeping clampdown on abortion that bishops had lobbied for.

  • Her main concern is one shared with many other young people that the church's influence is reaching further into other areas of life.

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  • Poland has seen a growing number of its 32 million Catholics turning away.

  • Church officials stopped collating data on defections in 2010, so there is no nationwide total.

  • But in Warsaw, more people filed to quit last November than in all of 2019 on the 577.

  • Applications to renounce between January and mid December were nearly double the 2019 figure.

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  • It's a turning point for Poland.

  • We are born Catholic in Poland, almost all of us.

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  • Keep being Catholic as a result of tradition.

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  • Also, despite the fact that at the end of the day, we do not really believe consistent vision to the relationship between church and state in Poland is supposed to be independent and autonomous.

  • But many polls say this is not the reality where it is.

  • Research shows that in more than 140 cases over the last five years, priests have displayed election posters on parish property or discussed elections during Mass almost always in favor of the governing party.

  • The Polish Bishops Conference, which represents the church in Poland, declined to comment on the clergy's role in political campaigning on the government, said it remained impartial towards religious belief on protected freedom of religion.

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As Polish Church embraces politics, Catholics leave

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/05
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