Friday, June 03, 2005

This warms my heart
I just read on the Vatican web site that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, and has named Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, formerly personal secretary to Pope John Paul II, the new Archbishop of Krakow. I know how this looks through "political" lenses, however this is a man who deserves some special treatment and care. He served Pope John Paul II so faithfully before he was Pope and during the entire pontificate. And suddenly, upon Pope John Paul II's death, he had no job and had to move out of his home within one week. It is rough being the Pope's secretary when the Pope dies. And now Archbishop Dziwisz gets to go home to Poland and enjoy some pastoral work on a slightly more "normal" scale than the previous decades. Congratulations Archbishop Dziwisz and may God bless you in your new ministry!

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