RIP Cardinal Marian Jaworski at 94 - Death of Friend of St. Pope JP II who also Anointed the Pontiff when Dying

The Ukrainian Cardinal Marian Jaworski died on September 5, 2020 in Krakow at the age of 94. The Cardinal anointed the late pontiff St John Paul II and was his friend.
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Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Archbishop emeriturs of Lviv for Latins, Ukraine, was born on 21 August 1926 in Lwów, Poland, today Lviv, Ukraine. He was ordained on 25 June 1950 and, after a year of pastoral work, continued his studies, earning doctorates in theology at the Theological Academy of Kraków and in philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin.

He taught for several years at the Catholic Theological Academy of Warsaw and later at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Kraków. He also lectured in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion at the seminaries of various religious orders. From 1981 to 1987 he was the first rector of the Pontifical Theological Academy of Kraków.

On 21 May 1984 he was appointed titular Bishop of Lambaesis and Apostolic Administrator of Lubaczów, receiving episcopal ordination on 23 June.

On 16 January 1991 he was promoted to Archbishop of Lviv for Latins and served as President of the Ukrainian Episcopal Conference.

Archbishop emeritus of Lviv for Latins, 21 October 2008.

He participated in the conclave of April 2005, which elected Pope Benedict XVI.

Created Cardinal and reserved "in pectore" by St. John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 1998; proclaimed in the consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of S. Sisto (St. Sixtus).
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