Cardinal Marian Jaworski passed away

06.09.2020, 00:32
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Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Bishop Emeritus of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, died at the age of 94. On August 19, he underwent surgery, his condition deteriorated in recent days, and the cardinal was in a serious condition in a hospital in Poland.

The death of Cardinal Marian Jaworski was reported on September 5 by the RCC Archdiocese of Lviv.

Background reference

Cardinal Marian Jaworski - the forty-fourth Archbishop-Metropolitan of Lviv of the Latin rite and the first cardinal among the Lviv archbishops of the Roman Catholic Church.

He was one of the closest co-workers of St. John Paul II.

He was born in 1926 in Lviv. He left Lviv in 1945 due to the Soviet occupation as a Seminary student. In 1950, he was ordained a priest. In 1984, he was ordained a bishop. He became the Apostolic Administrator of the Polish part of the Lviv Archdiocese with its center in Liubachev.

In 1991, he was nominated the Archbishop Metropolitan of Lviv of the Latin rite. He led the conference of bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.

In 1996-1998, he was also the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Lutsk. In 1997, he became the rector of the newly established Higher Theological Seminary in Bryukhovychi (Lviv). In 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him a member of the Committee of the Presidium of the Pontifical Council for the Family. On January 28, 2001, he elevated him to the cardinal's rank.

Cardinal Marian Jaworski participated in many important Church events, including the Conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.

On October 21, 2008, Benedict XVI accepted the abdication of governance of Lviv Metropolitan, Cardinal Marian Jaworski.

After that, the cardinal returned to Krakow, Poland.

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