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    First Papal March will pass through the streets of Warsaw

    “We’ve kept our voice down of the narrative on John Paul II’s legacy too much. We are doing something that should happen, regardless of what is happening at the moment. It is needed,” Barbara Konarska, organiser of the First Papal March, tells Niezalezna. We know the details of the event, which will be co-organised by the Gazeta Polska Clubs.

    Beginning of the Papal March: 2 April 2023, Dmowskiego Roundabout, Warsaw; START: 11:00 a.m.
    
    Route: Marszałkowska Street, Królewska Street, Piłsudski Square
    
    End of the Papal March: Archcathedral Basilica of St John the Baptist on Świętojańska Street in Warsaw; attendance at mass (12:30 p.m.)
    Credits: TV Republika

    Małgorzata Żaryn, the author of historical books and publications and a journalist, came up with the idea. 

    “During these three days, the cause has already gained momentum. We have the support of various actions, scouts, Solidarity, and the Gazeta Polska Clubs,”

    Barbara Konarska, co-organiser of the Papal March (also the Tropem Wilczym Run), tells the portal Niezalezna.pl.

    A number of associations have already declared their support for the organisation. There are potential ambassadors for the March and the favour of nationwide media.

    “Everyone is in favour, we see full commitment,”

    she adds.

    She is already thankful for the involvement of the “GP” Clubs. 

    “If the Gazeta Polska Clubs are involved, with all their organisational structure and media potential, I know I am in a good place,”

    she says.

    First Papal March will pass through the streets of Warsaw

    This is the first edition of the Papal March. When asked by Niezalezna about the motives behind the initiative, Konarska answers straight away:

    “The march is not a response to the vilification (…) The hate that surrounds St John Paul II today has only shown us that we’ve kept our voice down of the narrative on John Paul II’s legacy too much. We are doing something that should happen, regardless of what is happening at the moment. It is needed. We do not want to enter into a confrontation. We don’t want to compare ourselves, to point the finger at which side there is more of us. With every decision around this March, we have to answer the question: ‘Would this have pleased John Paul II?’ Let’s show the testimony by the number of people.”

    Konarska promises that the event will become cyclical. 

    “We should all join this March. There should be 300 per cent of us!”

    she encourages.

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