Weekly column from Poland: Never before, my country was so anti-Catholic


Christian Life

Sashko Nezamutdinov, CNE.news

Polish Police officers walk past refugees from Ukraine resting at the Polish/Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka. Photo AFP, Wojtek Radwanski

I recall reading a Polish government report on immigration policy in 2011 and being surprised to find out that it had been the Polish government’s intention to open its borders and the job market to Ukrainians. One of the main reasons was quick cultural assimilation, historical ties and traditional views on social matters. As Polish society was heading towards becoming more secular, liberal and Western, the conservative Polish government had decided to fill the country with immigrants that would have been way more traditional.