Polish cardinal; important member of the Curia - having held several offices.
SP - Signed Photograph: 4"x6" color glossy image; signed and dated on the reverse 11.VIII.2017. Bears the Servizio Fotografico Vaticano sticker.
Elected titular bishop of Agropoli and appointed secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, December 21, 1982. Consecrated, January 6, 1983, patriarchal Vatican basilica, by Pope John Paul II, assisted by Eduardo Martínez Somalo, titular archbishop of Tagora, substitute of the Secretariat of State, and by Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, former archbishop of Bangalore, secretary of the S.C. of the Evangelization of the Peoples. His episcopal motto was Illum oportet crescere. Promoted to archbishop, December 16, 1991. Special papal envoy to the consecration of the first Catholic church in Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 7, 1998. Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, October 5, 1998. President of the Court of Cassation of Vatican City, October 5,1998 to November 15, 1999. Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education; grand chancellor of the Pontifical Gregorian University and of its associated Pontifical Biblical Institute; grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music; grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archeology; grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute Arabic and Islamic Studies; patron of the Pontifical Superior Institute of "Latinità". Received a doctorate honoris causa from the Catholic Academy of Theology, 1998. Received a doctorate honoris causa from the Catholic University of Lublin on October 24, 1998. Attended the Second Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, October 1 to 23, 1999; president of the commission for the discussion. Grand chancellor of the Faculty of Christian and Classic Letters in the Pontifical Salesian University, November 15, 1999. He was the postulator for the canonization cause of St. Edmund Bojanowski, canonized by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw in 1999, and of Blessed Sancja Janina Szymkowiak.
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