Rome, Italy, Nov 7, 2013 / 00:02 am
At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who for years was particular secretary to the former Pope.
Cardinal Dziwisz recently released a book, "I Lived with a Saint," published in Italian. It is co-written with Italian journalist Gianfranco Svidercoschi, a former vice-director of L'Osservatore Romano.
It is a first-person narration of Cardinal Dziwisz' story of serving at John Paul II's side, from the moment he was ordained a priest by the then-auxiliary bishop of Krakow in 1963.
Svidercoschi shared with CNA Nov. 5 some examples of the misinformation given to John Paul II, or lack of information given – for example what he was told of Oscar Romero, who was Archbishop of San Salvador, in El Salvador, from 1977 to 1980.