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Cardinal Marian Jaworski dead at 94

September 07, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Marian Jaworski, the retired Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine, died in Krakow, Poland on September 5 at the age of 94. Ordained a priest of the Krakow archdiocese, he was a close friend of the future Pope John Paul II. (In fact when then-Archbishop Karol Wojtyla was called to Rome to receive his cardinal’s red hat in 1967, Father Jaworski took his place in visiting a Polish parish. While standing in for the future Pope, he was involved in a train accident that cost him his left hand.) He was named Archbishop of Lviv in 1991, and received his own red hat from Pope John Paul II in 2001, three years after he was named a cardinal in pectore.
With the death of Cardinal Jaworski there are now 219 living cardinals, of whom 122 are eligible to vote in a papal conclave.

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