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The Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) has inaugurated a program of study for Poles abroad. More than 300 people from 11 countries have registered to participate.

For the next six months, professors of the Catholic University of
Lublin, experts in various fields, will conduct courses that the
university has prepared as part of the activities of the Study of the
Catholic University of Lublin for Polonia and Poles abroad. "We are
ready to take on the scientific and didactic challenges," Rev. Prof.
Miroslaw Kalinowski, the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin,
assured the participants.

The Rector of KUL said that he appreciates the readiness of the Polish
community to study and develop personally. "The proposal with which we
reached out to you was received not only with great approval, but above
all with great interest. There are more than three hundred of us from 11
countries in the program," pointed out Rev. Prof. Miroslaw Kalinowski.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, Minister of Education and Science, who attended the
study's inauguration, noted the enormous potential of the university's
project, the launch of which coincided with the Polish Parliament's
adoption of a law on the establishment of the St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe
Institute for the Development of the Polish Language. "Take advantage of
the opportunities offered to you by the John Paul II Catholic University
of Lublin," added the minister.

Jan Dziedziczak, Government Plenipotentiary for Polonia and Poles
Abroad, spoke about the need to create strong lobbies among compatriots.
"To be a patriot is to be an ambassador of our country. Pass on
Polishness to your children, grandchildren, talk in your mother tongue,
remembering that we are one no matter where we are," Dziedziczak said.

In the first stage of its activities (the academic year 2022/2023), the
KUL Study for Polonia and Poles Abroad launched 6 courses, which improve
professional competencies (New Media and Communication, Promotion of
Polish Culture, Care of Chronically Ill and Palliative Patients;
Theology and New Evangelization, Counseling and Support Strategies and
Prevention of Risky Behavior). More courses are in the pipeline, for
which recruitment will begin later this year.