Jaworski, Marian

Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins, Ukraine, was born on August 21, 1926 in Lwów, Poland, today Lviv, Ukraine. He was ordained on June 25, 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 May 21, 1984 he was appointed titular Bishop of Lambaesis and Apostolic Administrator of Lubaczów, receiving episcopal ordination on June 23. On January 16, 1991 he was promoted to Archbishop of Lviv for Latins and since 1992 has been President of the Ukrainian Episcopal Conference.

He was created Cardinal and reserved "in pectore" by John Paul II in the consistory of February 21, 1998 and was proclaimed in the consistory on February 21, 2001, with the Title of S. Sisto (St. Sixtus).

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