Friday, February 10, 2012

JPII in 1998; BXVI in 2012

Polish cardinal tours Florida shrine, recalls 1998 papal trip to Cuba
Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presents a framed portrait of Blessed John Paul II to members of St. Patrick Parish in Miami Beach Feb. 3. The cardinal, who was personal secretary to the Pope on his 104 trips abroad, was in south Florida to raise funds and awareness for the John Paul II Centre in Krakow.

Blessed Pope John Paul II was mindful of his prayerful struggles against Nazism and communism in Eastern Europe as he undertook his historic 1998 visit to Cuba, according to a Polish cardinal who as a priest served as the late Pope's secretary.

"Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was proclaiming the Gospel in spite of this (communist) system; he was defending the dignity of each person who was created in the image and resemblance of God," said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who has been the archbishop of Krakow, Poland, since 2005.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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