The Ulma beatification poses several new theological concepts about the Catholic Church’s ideas of saints and martyrs that have implications for the anti-abortion movement because of the baby in the mother’s womb.
According to a TV report from a Polish channel, John Paul II knew about priests who sexually abused children in his archdiocese of Krakow in the 1970s.
The activists could face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges of offending religious sentiment and desecration of Poland's most-revered icon.
Polish bishops defended St. John Paul II on Friday against evidence that he rejected reports that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick slept with his seminarians.
The head of the Polish Catholic church, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, has said that the recent revelations in the film called "Tell No One" about sex abuse of minors, is not an attack on the church or of the country (as the Polish Prime Minister has alleged) but it is an instrument to help cleanse the church.
The law has fueled a diplomatic crisis with Israel, which fears it would enable Poland to whitewash the role of the Poles who killed or denounced Jews during the Holocaust.
John Paul liked scrambled eggs on bacon for breakfast. Benedict spent his free time playing the piano, reading, listening to classical music.