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Archbishop Wojciech Polak named new primate of Poland
   
Archbishop Wojciech Polak
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Wojciech Polak as the new primate, or honorary leader, of Poland's Roman Catholic Church.

The 49-year-old Polak succeeds Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk, who resigned in August after reaching the retirement age of 75.

Kowalczyk was first papal nuncio in democratic Poland in 1989-2010.
The inauguration ceremony for Polak will be held June 7 in the country's historic capital of Gniezno, central western Poland.