The Polish are traditionally free people who have their own set of values and the Catholic church has always supported them, Polish President Andrzej Duda told Hungary’s public Kossuth Radio.
Duda stressed that one of the greatest Poles, Pope John Paul II warned his people when Poland joined the European Union to remember their set of values even after joining the alliance because it’s part of their traditions, culture and civilisation.
“It’s very important that he always helped the Polish people to survive as a nation,” the president added. He expressed hope that the Polish people will continue to effectively resist ideologies that want to create “the new man”. He added that the Catholic church is respected in Poland because the people remember how much the church has helped them to regain their freedom.
Duda said it’s very important that the young people are proud of Poland’s history and attitude. “We are tough people,” he added.