John Paul II and Cardinal Wyszyński were connected: Episcopate spokesman

The life and times of the late Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński – who was recently announced to be beatified by the Holy See – were the subject of a discussion with Reverend Paweł Rytel-Andrianik, the spokesman of the Polish Episcopal Conference.

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Cardinal Wyszyński was the Primate of Poland in the years 1948-1981. He is called the “Primate of Millennium.” Recently, he was announced to be beatified by the Vatican.

“We know about John Paul II, but not many people know about cardinal Wyszyński. But St. John Paul II, in his first meeting with the Polish people, after his election said that ‘there would not be a Polish pope without cardinal Wyszyński and his faith,” rev. Rytel-Andrianik said.

“These two characters are very much connected,” he added.

On October 3, Pope Francis signed a decree recognising a miracle attributed to Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, which means that he will be beatified.

In January 2019, a commission of doctors at the Vatican congregation approved the miracle documentation. Then the decree was approved by a commission of theologians. The last stage was the recent approval of the commission of cardinals and bishops.

Click here to watch the full interview with rev. Rytel-Andrianik.

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