Jesus is not only the Lord of lords, but the King of kings: in 2016, their government officially recognized that, making Christ the King of Poland.
“Once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony.” – Pope Pius XI
Poland’s government is officially a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic, not a monarchy. But after a vote in April of 2016 by the Polish parliament, Jesus Christ was set to be officially crowned the King of Poland.
The coronation was inspired “revelations received, or said to be received, by the Servant of God Rosalia Zelkova,” a nurse from Krakow in the early 20th century. In her visions Christ told her that Poland would find salvation in the war only if He was crowned King of the country:
“The Lord, she said, demanded that He be enthroned as King by the Polish nation as such and not just in the hearts of the Poles, in a particular manner, and this would save Poland in a future war that was coming.”
In a ceremony attended by President Andrzej Duda and Polish bishops at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow, together they made an official act of profession that marked the country’s 1050th anniversary of Catholicism on November 19th of 2016:
“We profess in face of God and Earth, that we need your rule. We profess, that you and only you have holy rights to us that never expired. Therefore with humility we bend our heads to you, The Lord of the Universe, and we recognize your rule over Poland and our whole nation, that lives in the motherland and away in the wide world. Hereby Poland in the 1,050th anniversary of its baptism, solemnly recognizes the rule of Jesus Christ.”
All in attendance recognized Christ as the official King of Poland on the day that coincided with the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and a day before the Feast of Christ the King.
“Immortal King of Ages Lord Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, bowing our heads before You, King of the Universe, we acknowledge Thy dominion over Poland, those living in our homeland and throughout the world. Wishing to worship the majesty of Thy power and glory, with great faith and love, we cry out: Rule us, Christ!”
The Episcopal Conference of Poland said the act was “not the conclusion but rather the beginning of the Enthronement of Jesus Christ in Poland,” the “enthronement” serving as a national recognition of Jesus’s sovereignty over Poland and the universe.
Mary is also the official Queen of Poland. She was crowned Queen of Poland on April 1, 1656 by King Jan Kazimierz. On August 26, 1956, the Polish Church in the presence of about 1 million Faithful and government officials, repeated the pledge to her as Polish Queen.