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Archbishop Zimowski, head of Pontifical Council for Health Care, dead at 67

July 13, 2016

Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, died on July 12 the age of 67, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Kupienin, Poland, Zygmunt Zimowski was ordained as a priest of the Tarnow diocese in 1973. He was appointed Bishop of Radom in 2002. In 2009 he ws called to Rome by Pope Benedict XVI to be president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, and still held that title at the time of his death.

Pope Francis saluted the deceased Polish prelate for his “spirit of faith and Christian testimony,” and promised his prayers.


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