Photo Gallery Poland Leaves the Church Behind

Twenty years ago, the Catholic Church was instrumental in freeing Poland from communism. Now, though, the church is losing influence as Polish society embraces the West and a more modern lifestyle.
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Foto: Lech Muszynski/ picture alliance / dpa
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Foto: Lech Muszynski/ dpa
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Foto: WOJTEK RADWANSKI/ AFP
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Foto: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/ AFP
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Foto: Lech Muszynski/ picture alliance / dpa
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Foto: KACPER PEMPEL/ REUTERS
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Foto: FABRIZIO BENSCH/ REUTERS