Tygodnik Powszechny

The Tygodnik Powszechny ( General Weekly ) is a published since March 24, 1945 Polish Catholic newspaper.

The newspaper that understands itself according to its subtitle as a Catholic socio-cultural journal, published in Krakow. It was designed in addition to the later banned Tygodnik Warszawski from the beginning as an attempt to defend themselves against the dominance of the Communist media in the People's Republic of Poland. In 1953 it was banned by the authorities because they refused to reprint an obituary on Joseph Stalin. The ban was lifted with the change of power in 1956 by Wladyslaw Gomulka party leader again. As a forum of Catholic intellectuals of Tygodnik was closely associated with the grouping Znak, which provided many years of non- Communist members of the Polish Sejm, and later with the opposition movement KOR and Solidarity was founded in 1976. After the imposition of martial law in December 1981, the publication of the newspaper was stopped for several months. Since the 1990s, became more frequent due to allegedly liberal positions that conflict with the Catholic hierarchy in Poland. The intellectual leadership, which the Tygodnik Powszechny embodied since its inception under the aegis of the charismatic editor in chief Jerzy Turowicz, who headed the sheet over 50 years to 1999, manifested itself in a number of prominent people such as Stefan Kisielewski, Stanisław Stomma, Józef Tischner or the Archbishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtyla. From 1999 to 2011, the church pastor Adam critical Boniecki was chief editor of the newspaper. For his contributions to the German -Polish reconciliation of Tygodnik Powszechny was awarded in October 2005 with the DIALOG Award from the Federation of German-Polish companies.


Is published by the Society Tygodnik Powszechny spółka z oo ( a limited liability company ), of the media group ITI since June 23, 2008, which holds 53 % stake. The Grupa ITI was founded in 1994. It has its seat in Warsaw, is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and operates more than a dozen TV channels under the name of TVN as well as the Polish Internet portal Onet.pl. The ITI CEO Wojciech Kostrzewa has the sheet contractually guaranteed complete independence, what their mission and their line in the autonomy of the editors in terms of their world view.