Rome, Italy, Apr 6, 2005 / 22:00 pm
In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Wanda Poltawska, one of Poland’s brightest scholars on the philosophy of Pope John Paul II, revealed details of Karol Wojtila’s profound vision about women, sexuality and parenthood.
Poltawska, who formed part of a group of young Catholic intellectuals who were close to then-Father Wojtila, noted that, “Ever since he was a young priest, the Holy Father consecrated all of his time to contact with the youth…in order to observe the human person and to truly understand who man is as such.”
Karol Wojtila “wanted to save the holiness of human love,” Poltawska said. “Women are the ones most in danger, especially young women. The heart of a woman is her treasure and her danger. And John Paul II was concerned, above all, about caring for them.”
Poltawska revealed that the future Pope always reminded men “they should respect women because they have received life thanks to women, to mothers, who have given their blood for the life of a new human person.”