I recently flew from Poland to Italy, two overwhelmingly Catholic nations of Europe. The road to the Modlin Airport passed through Warsaw’s peripheries: a mixture of affluent suburbs, the new and impressive Temple of Divine Providence in the District of Wilanow, wheat fields and fruit trees, and less affluent areas. You couldn’t help noticing that, with few exceptions, the shops, commercial centers, and chain stores – even Starbucks – were closed. In November 2017, Poland’s parliament voted to phase out shopping on Sundays by 2020, and Warsaw is already phasing it out. The idea was for Poles to spend more time with

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