“There can be no consent to any form of anti-Semitism in social and academic life,” stated the Rector's College of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin pointed out that numerous calls to create friendly and fraternal ties with Jews can be found both in the teaching of the Church and of the successive popes, including St. John Paul II. "The Catholic University of Lublin, following the example and attitude of its patron, St. John Paul II, wants to establish relations and close cooperation with the Jewish community in Poland, as well as with representatives of Israel," the University authorities emphasize.


It has been reminded that in recent months the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Fr. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski, had a telephone conversation with the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, whom he had met a few weeks before in Warsaw while visiting the local synagogue. In February the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin was a guest of the Vice-ambassador of Israel in Poland, Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon. The Rector's College of the KUL informs that both talks touched upon the subject of cooperation, including, inter alia, youth exchange from Poland and Israel.