Jesus has been declared King of Poland in a ceremony attended by the country’s president Andrzej Duda. The ceremony was held at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow on Saturday and the liturgy was repeated in churches across the country the following day. According to the Conference of Polish Bishops, it was timed to coincide with the end of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy and 1050th anniversary of Polish Christianity.

The ceremony included the prayer: “In our hearts, rule us, Christ! In our families, rule us, Christ! … In our schools and universities, rule us, Christ! … Through the Polish nation, rule us, Christ! … We pledge to defend your holy worship and preach Thy royal glory, Christ our King, we promise!” READ MORE