On 23 June 1963, Stanisław Dziwisz was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Krakow by Bishop Karol Wojtyła.
He will serve briefly as a parish priest before becoming the personal secretary of Wojtyła in October 1966 – a position he will hold until the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005. On 3 June 2005, Dziwisz will become the Archbishop of Krakow and a cardinal on the 24 March 2006.
George Weigel will describe the relationship between Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Dziwisz as “that which every father wants from a son: love and duty without fear or synchophany. Dziwisz brought complete loyalty, utter discretion, sharp judgement, a puckish sense of humor, and indefatigability to the job.”
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