Polish president: Our faith and traditions are something the West doesn’t have anymore

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While campaigning for reelection, Polish President Andrzej Duda singled out Poland’s Christian roots as the cornerstone of its identity during a rally in Rabka in southern Poland on Thursday.

“We have great strength flowing from something the West, for the most part, has abandoned. It’s our faith, tradition and culture grounded in Christianity,” said Duda while speaking at one of his election campaign stops in Rabka.

He added that the world needs to be seen from the perspective of human dignity, something which he learned from the late President Lech Kaczyński, and something he was keen to build on.

Although Poland has seen explosive growth over the last few years, Duda said his priority for his second term in office would be for Poland to catch up with the West in terms of living standards.