The Covid-19 Lockdown Challenges Religious Poles

The street confession next to the Temple of Divine Providence on Good Friday, Wilanow, Warsaw. Source: euractive.com

The coronavirus-related lockdown has forced millions of Poles to drastically change their lifestyle. In particular, the ban on public gathering has been carrying severe implications for all social actors, including churches and their members. Unlike many other European countries, 40% of Polish adults describe themselves as highly religious [1] and they might have found the restraints more difficult to cope with. With the lockdown, religion in Poland went almost completely private instead of being collectively practiced in churches.

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