On April 8, IWP professor Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz was invited to Vendée Radio to discuss the long history of Poland’s relationship with the Catholic faith.
Dr. Chodakiewicz discussed in great detail how Poland’s relationship with the Catholic faith has been shaped and evolved throughout the centuries, analyzing how numerous political and even socioeconomic factors played crucial roles in how the Roman Catholic church became the biggest church in Poland. He touched on a range of significant historical events, such as the adoption of Christianity in 966 A.D., the union of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th century, and the Catholic revival in the 17th century.
In addition to historical analyses, Dr. Chodakiewicz also talked about the Polish soul, and how deeply historical religious practices have invariably bled not just into modern Polish society, but his own life as well, citing anecdotes from his life and personal relationship with these practices.
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz is a Professor of History at The Institute of World Politics, where he holds the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. He also leads IWP’s Center for Intermarium Studies. He has authored numerous works in English and Polish, including Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas. In addition, Dr. Chodakiewicz has authored a number of articles and columns on foreign policy and politics in the Journal of World Affairs, American Spectator, and Crisis Magazine.