On Friday, in the house of the Ursuline sisters, a bell rang, announcing the opening of the window of life. A healthy boy was found there, named Mikołaj, said the director of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Łódź, Tomasz Kopytowski. – This is the seventh child in the window of life at the Ursulines in Lodz and the fifth boy – he announced.
On Friday afternoon, at 3.50 pm, in the house of the Ursuline Sisters at 60 Obywatelska Street, a bell rang, announcing the opening of the window of life. – We came to the window of life very quickly. A boy was lying in a baby carrier – Małgorzata Binkowska, the superior of the Ursuline sisters’ house, reported. He was well dressed and looked healthy. The child was baptized with water. He was named Nicholas, she added.
The sisters immediately notified the ambulance service and the police. Medics assessed the child’s health as good, but he was taken to the hospital. In accordance with the procedure, a police report was also drawn up.
– This is the seventh child in the life window of the Ursuline nuns in Łódź and the fifth boy – said the director of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Łódź, Tomasz Kopytowski. – Parents who are experiencing any crisis in connection with the appearance of a child can always get support at the Archdiocesan Adoption Center in Łódź: telephone number: 607 161 580 – he said.
Kopytowski mentioned that the windows of life are in the region in Piotrków Trybunalski, Łódź and Pabianice. – In Łódź, there is still a window of life in the Rydygier Medical Center at 13 Sterlinga Street. Thanks to the windows functioning in our archdiocese, the lives of 17 children were saved – he concluded.
The window of life is a place where a parent can leave their newborn child anonymously without risking his life and health. Windows of life are most often created in the houses of female religious congregations.
The first window of life in Poland was created on March 19, 2006 in Krakow. Currently, there are almost 70 windows in over 60 towns across the country. 90 percent of windows of life in Poland are run under the patronage of Caritas. To date, more than 150 babies have been left in the windows of life.
Archdiocese of Lodz, PAP
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