He emphasised that
Poland does not wish to be on the fringes of major economic transformations. By its magnitude, Poland is destined to inspire the world to take bold measures that will cherish values and fit them into the reality of the 21st century.
The Prime Minister recalled the words of Primate Stefan Wyszyński, who
spoke of what an art it is, to live by the common good. If we all pursue this common good, he added,
Poland will be better.
During his visit, the Prime Minister also laid a wreath at the Smoleńsk Epitaph.
Every year, on the third Sunday in September, the Independent Self-governing Trade Union
Solidarity and the Pastoral Care of the Working People organise a pilgrimage to Jasna Góra. This year’s meeting was held under the motto:
Mother, you who know us, be with your children [“Matko, która nas znasz, z dziećmi Twymi bądź”]. The tradition of this event was initiated in 1983 by blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko, the patron of Solidarity. Those who remain loyal to this tradition go to the Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra to pray for God’s grace for their families and their Homeland.