Dziwisz, Stanislaw*

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow (Poland), was born on April 27, 1939 in Raba Wyzna, Poland. He was ordained a priest on June 23, 1963 by the-then Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtyla.

In 1967 he received a licentiate in theology from the Faculty of Theology of Krakow, and in 1981 he received a doctorate in theology.

He began his pastoral ministry as parochial vicar, and in October 1966 Archbishop Wojtyla appointed him as his chaplain and secretary. When Cardinal Wojtyla of Krakow was elected Pope, he appointed Mons. Dziwisz as his personal secretary; he held this office until the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2005.

On February 7, 1998 he was appointed titular Bishop of San Leone and Adjunct Prefect of the Pontifical Household. He was ordained Bishop by John Paul II on March 19, 1998. On September 29, 2003 he was raised to the dignity of Archbishop.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed the new Cardinal as Archbishop of Krakow on June 3, 2005.

On November 4, 2005, in Krakow, he set in motion the diocesan process of inquiry of the heroic virtue of the Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla).

He was created and proclaimed cardinal by Benedict XVI in the consistory of March 24, 2006, of the Title of Santa Maria del Popolo (St. Mary del Popolo).

Member of:

  • Congregation for Catholic Education;
  • Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
Ads by Google
(What's this?)


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: