Polish cardinal. Appointed Archbishop of Krakow in 2005 (retired 2016). Created a cardinal in the papal consistory of 2006. Longtime personal secretary to the late Pope St. John Paul II.
DS – Document Signed: small color glossy icon image the reverse of which Cardinal Dziwisz has signed and dated 2 February 2011.
Dziwisz served Karol Wojtya (Pope St. John Paul II) for 40 years. He was one of the few individuals mentioned in the pope’s will. Dziwisz said Pope Wojtyla decided not to step down from the Throne of Peter even as he neared the end of his life because he was convinced that one doesn’t come down from the cross.
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