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Cardinal Jaworski

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Cardinal Jaworski
H.E. Marian Card. JAWORSKI
Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins
94 (Born Saturday, August 21, 1926)
Cardinal since:
Saturday, February 21, 1998
Cardinal Priest of San Sisto

Cardinal Jaworski was born in Lviv (Ukraine) on 21 August 1926. He was ordained in Krakow on 25 June 1950 following studies at the Lviv Major Seminary (temporarily housed in Poland). He was a priest in bashnia parish, Lubachiv from 1950-1952 and then Pronin parish while undertaking further studies in Krakow from 1952-1954 (obtaining a doctorate in theology from the Jagelloian University). He then undertook further studies in Lublin and Warsaw between 1954 and 1965 obtaining a PhD from Lublin Catholic University and another PhD from the Warsaw Theological Academy. He was made secretary of the Polish Bishops' Scientific Council from 1970-1984 and was Dean of the Pontifical Theological Department in Krakow from 1976-1981, and then Rector from 1981-1987.

He was appointed apostolic administrator of Lviv for territories within Poland on 21 May 1984 (with the titular diocese of Lambesi). He was consecrated a bishop in Krakow by Cardinal Macharski, Archbishop of Krakow, on 23 June 1984. He received an honorary doctorate from Bonn University in 1985. He was made Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins on 16 January 1991 and elected President of the Ukrainian Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference in 1992.

He was created Cardinal and reserved "in pectore" by John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 1998, and was proclaimed Cardinal at the consistory of 21 February 2001.

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