Pope joins in anniversary celebration for Polish Ecclesiastical Institute
Catholic World News - January 17, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI met on January 17 with members of the Polish Ecclesiastical Institute, which is marking its 100th anniversary.
The Polish Ecclesiastical Institute was founded in 1910 to provide a place for Polish priests to study in Rome. Originally the initiative of Bishop Jozef Sebastian Pelczar of Przemysl— who is now a canonized saint—the Institute was first headed by Msgr. Adamo Sapieha, who went on to serve an extraordinary 40 years as the head of the Krakow archdiocese and ordained Karol Wojtyla, the future John Paul II, to the priesthood.
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