There is a photograph of the solemn ceremony which took place on 9 November at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, where President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland conferred the the Odrodzenia Polski [Order of Reborn Poland], one of the most prestigious Polish honours, on several of his compatriots who work in the Vatican. Among the many men rewarded – Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Workers, and five priests, including Msgr Sławomir Oder, Postulator of the cause for canonization of John Paul II – there was also a woman. She is Dorota Swat, our colleague from the monthly Polish edition and a collaborator on women church world. The Order Odrodzenia Polski is awarded for the achievement of important results in the spheres of education, science, sport, culture, art, the economy, defence of the nation, civil service or international relations. Created on February 4, 1921, this recognition is awarded to both civilians and the military, as well as to foreigners.
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