.- The archbishop of Krakow( Poland), and former personal Secretary of pope John Paul II, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, revealed in the Italian Catholic daily Avvenire, that an audio recording of the former pontiff existed. Alhtough he said he didn’t have the strength to listen to it yet.
In an interview realized on October 18, day on which the election of John Paul II is remembered, and which is being celebrate in Poland as “Pope day,” the archbishop of Krakow revealed that “ little before entering the operating room at the Policlinico Gemelli, on February 24, in order to practice the tracheotomy, John Paul II recorded a message on our demand.“
“ It was,” revealed Archbishop Dsziwisz, “ his last message, since from that moment, his state of exhaustion only allowed him to pronounce a few sentences.”
The archbishop of Krakow, nevertheless, confessed that “ I haven’t found the strength to listen to it yet.”