Most Poles alive today can remember the many decades their nation spent under socialist and communist rule.
They know the full horror of secularist leftism all too well, and can smell the stench of a leftist when they run into one.
Poles also have Saint John Paul II as a point of comparison with all other popes. He was one of their own, and so, so different from Papa Che.
No wonder, then, that Papa Che is not about to be welcomed with open arms in Poland.
Maybe Cardinal Emeritus Jaime Ortega should accompany him on this trip and bolster his spirits by whispering Castronoid revolutionary slogans in his ear while Poles give him the cold shoulder?
From Fox News:
On eve of Pope Francis visit to Poland, country refuses the red-carpet treatment
Pope Francis is set to arrive Wednesday in Poland, but the homeland of Saint Pope John Paul II – Francis’ most popular modern-day predecessor — is not rolling out the red carpet for the pontiff whose social agenda has alienated many in the conservative nation.
Francis will be in Krakow to celebrate World Youth Day, the event initiated more than 30 years ago by Pope John Paul II in which hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world gather. But unlike the favorite son the Eastern European nation sent to the Vatican, Francis has received a chilly reception.
“The Pope, an inconvenient guest,” was the headline on an article earlier this month in Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest circulation newspaper.
The event, held this year in the southern Poland city from July 27 through July 31, takes place every 2 or 3 years in a different city. In 2013, the host city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Polish bishops circulated a letter publicizing the event that was read in churches throughout the nation on July 3. The letter praised the late Pope John Paul II three times, yet made no mention of Pope Francis.
“Here in Poland – a papal country – we have a very unusual situation,” journalist Katarzyna Wisniewska wrote. “Nobody here is waiting for the pope.”
In a country of 38 million people, 92 percent of whom identify as Roman Catholic, Pope John Paul II, born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland, and canonized in 2014, is among the most beloved figures in history.
Francis’ liberal social positions clash with the Polish church’s conservative orientation and alignment with the far-right Law and Justice Party government. Church support for Law and Justice was an important factor in the party’s landslide victory in the 2015 national elections.
The nationalist party is committed to defending the Catholic identity of a homogeneous Poland.
“Francis is seen as someone strange, alien, and Poles don’t relate to an Argentinian Pope,” journalist Adam Szostklewicz, who writes about the Church and international affairs for the weekly news magazine Polityka, told FoxNews.com…
…“Some Polish bishops actually are afraid of what Pope Francis will preach during the World Youth Day in Poland,” said Stanislaw Obirek, a professor of history at Warsaw University and a former Jesuit priest.
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