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Mission of Gniezno Conventions

The renewed Gniezno Conventions are at the beginning of the 21st century a major platform gathering Christians from Central and Eastern Europe. Through debates, workshops, prayers, and art events, the participants express their responsibility for the future of the Church, homeland and Europe, mindful of the Christian roots of our continent. The Conventions take place in Gniezno, the cradle of Polish Catholicism and Poland’s first capital. They are organised by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno, Primate of Poland, in close collaboration with Polish Catholic and Christian organisations, in the spirit of dialogue and pluralism. In keeping with the Gniezno tradition of St. Wojciech/Adalbert, patron saint of a still undivided Church, the Conventions are widely ecumenical and interreligious. We invite non-believers to Gniezno, too, to engage in a dialogue in the name of the common good of the entire society. In this way we want to create a culture of encounter called for by Pope Francis.