Benedict XV about Poland

Pope-Benedict-XV-1914-bDon’t be afraid of hardships – You shall go to the nation where the Faith is on the first place and the nation itself is the most pious of all. Polonia semper fidelis – Poland always faithful. You shall go to the Nation-Martyr who spilt so much blood for the faith and freedom and today he rises from the grave to a new life; although he still wears his death robes, he is not in the grave any more – words of Pope Benedict XV to Fr. Ratti before his appointment as the Apostolic Nuncio to Poland [the source].