DAILY CATHOLIC    MONDAY     April 26, 1999     vol. 10, no. 81

COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

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    INTRODUCTION
      This new feature that we introduce today will spotlight each member of the Conclave. We find this necessary as our dear Sovereign Pontiff Pope John Paul II grows older, clinging to hope, as we join him, of seeing the light of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart with the dawn of the new millennium - the Jubilee Year 2000. How much longer this 264th successor of Peter has left on this earth only God knows for sure, but His Divine Mercy is evident in allowing him to be with us this long for he truly is a saint for our times, truly Christ's Vicar on earth in these waning days before the glorious Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Time of Peace, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the New Pentecost, the Second Advent, the Age of the Holy Spirit. What 1999 will bring we have no idea, nor does anyone else, but with John Paul II at the helm, we feel much more secure in knowing God's Will will be done. Nevertheless, we want to preview the future Pope whether that be soon or much, much later, for no one lives forever and eventually one of those prelates will be selected as the 265th successor of Peter. This will give the reader a better insight into the man whom the Holy Spirit will move the conclave to choose. Thus we bring the reader vignettes on each cardinal in alphabetical order gleaned from the Catholic Almanac, Inside the Vatican and other sources.

48.   Cardinal Jozef Glemp

          Nine years younger than the Holy Father, Cardinal Jozef Glemp experienced much of the same persecutions and travails as his countryman Karol Wojtyla. Cardinal Glemp was born in Inowroclaw, Poland on December 18, 1929. At the age of ten and through his early teens he was assigned to forced labor camp by the Nazis in Rycerzow, but he survived the ordeal to enter the seminary after the war and was ordained On May 25, 1956. Two years after serving as Chaplain of the Institute for Children Suffering from Incurable Diseases, an institution operated by the Dominican nuns at Mielzny as well as doing some pastoral work and studies in Poland, he transfered to Rome where he continued his studies over the next six years, receiving his degree in Roman and Canon Law from the Pontifical Lateran University. In 1964 he was sent back to Poland to become Secretary of the Superior of the Major Seminary at Gniezno. Three years later he was chosen Chaplain of the Primate for the Archdiocese of Gniezno where he remained until March 2, 1979 when Pope John Paul II named his fellow Pole the Archbishop of Warmia. He was ordained bishop six weeks later on April 21, 1979. Two years later he became Archbishop of Gniezno on July 8, 1981 with the

          His greatest honor came two years after that when the Pope named him in the Consistory of February 2, 1983 receiving the red-hat and the titular church of St. Mary in Trastervere. On the Feast of the Annunciation in 1992 the Holy Father elevated Cardinal Glemp to Archbishop of Warsaw and the Primate of Poland as well as the Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful who did not have bishops for their own rights in Poland. Having served as President of the Polish Bishops' Justice and Peace Commission while Archbishop of Warmia, he was well equipped to serve on the Roman Curia's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace as well as enjoy active membership on the Congregation for Oriental Churches and the Pontifical Council for Culture. He remains Archbishop of Warsaw residing at ul Miodowa 17-19, 00-246 Warsaw, Poland.

April 26, 1999       volume 10, no. 81
COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

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