"I don't think you'd find an older person in Poland who’s not going to church, but I think that younger generation is rather like me. I'm not going to church. I don't believe in God. I consider myself an atheist."
During Communist rule, the Catholic Church served as a rare forum for freedom of expression in Poland. Nowadays, says philosophy professor Jacek Dobrowolski, the Catholic Church's influence in politics does not fit with Poland's status as a democracy.