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« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2019, 08:33:33 PM »

https://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2019/polish-cardinal-st-john-pauls-aide-defends-pontiffs-record-on-abuse.cfm

Polish cardinal, St. John Paul's aide, defends pontiff's record on abuse
By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service
3.21.2019 10:11 AM ET

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WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope's handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and denied accusations that he ignored the problem during his 27-year pontificate.

"Emerging opinions that John Paul II was sluggish in guiding the church's response to sexual abuse of minors by some clerics are prejudicial and contrary to historical facts -- the pope was shocked and had no intention of tolerating the crime of pedophilia," said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was the pontiff's personal secretary for 39 years.

St. John Paul saw how local churches "dealt with emerging problems and gave help when necessary, often at his own initiative."

The 79-year-old cardinal, who retired in 2016 after 11 years as archbishop of Krakow, was reacting to media criticisms that the Polish pontiff failed to confront abuse claims when they became widespread in the 1980s.

In a March 20 statement to Poland's Catholic Information Agency, KAI, he said the pope had concluded "new tools were needed" when the abuse crisis "began to ferment" in the United States.

He added that the saint had given church leaders new powers to combat it, including indults, or special licenses to ensure "a policy of zero tolerance," for the U.S. and Irish churches in 1994 and 1996.
 
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« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2019, 08:26:26 PM »

https://cruxnow.com/sponsored/2019/04/27/at-jpii-national-shrine-late-popes-face-reflected-in-his-people/

At JPII National Shrine, late pope’s ‘face’ reflected in his people
Jose Cortes   Apr 27, 2019

Father Karol Nędza of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine gives benediction during the 2017 feast day celebration. (Credit: Saint John Paul II National Shrine.)
On April 27, the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, together with more than one billion Catholics worldwide, celebrates the fifth anniversary of the canonization of Saint John Paul II. It has been five years since the entire Catholic Church began venerating the pope of the family as a saint.

Every saint opens a new window in heaven that brings God’s light to the world. Every saint has a mission that begins on earth and reaches fulfillment in heaven. For example, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux wrote, “When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens, I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.”

During the homily of the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II, the then Cardinal Ratzinger said, “We can be sure that our beloved Pope is standing today at the window of the Father’s house, that he sees us and blesses us.”
 
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« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2019, 07:46:23 PM »

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2019/05/30/dziwisz-thanks-francis-for-putting-an-end-to-attempts-to-discredit-jpii/

Dziwisz thanks Francis for ‘putting an end’ to attempts to discredit JPII
Elise Harris   May 30, 2019

(Credit: CNS/Marcin Mazur, Bishops Conference of England and Wales.)
ROME - Polish Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz has issued a letter thanking Pope Francis for recent comments defending the late Saint John Paul II’s holiness and his handling of the case of Mexican abuser priest Marcial Maciel.

Dziwisz, who himself faces pressure over his role in accomodating ex-cardinal and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick’s rise through ecclesial ranks, in a May 29 letter thanked Francis for “putting an end to attempts to defame the Polish Pope, saying that no one can doubt the holiness of John Paul II.”

His comments follow those made by Francis himself during a lengthy interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki, a longtime Vatican correspondent for Mexico’s Televisa.
 
During the interview, Francis praised the efforts of both John Paul II and retired Pope Benedict XVI in the investigation into allegations against Maciel, the infamous founder of the Legionaries of Christ who in 2006 was removed from ministry after being found guilty by the Vatican of leading a double life, including sexually abusing minors.

“In that, Ratzinger was brave. And John Paul II,” Francis said, saying that regarding John Paul, certain attitudes must be understood, “because he came from a closed world, the iron curtain, communism was still in force there…and there was a defensive mentality, or that he knew a thousand things from that world.”

“We have to understand well, no one can doubt the sanctity and goodwill of this man. He was great, a great man,” Francis said.
 
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« Reply #83 on: June 04, 2019, 11:16:27 PM »

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/02/trump-hails-pope-john-paul-for-helping-tear-down-iron-curtain-of-communism/

Trump Hails Pope John Paul for Helping Tear Down ‘Iron Curtain of Communism’
by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.  2 Jun 2019

President Donald Trump commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s first trip to Poland, calling him Sunday “a champion for human dignity and religious liberty.”

In a Presidential Message released on June 2 “in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage to Poland,” Mr. Trump said that St. Pope John Paul II’s nine-day visit to Poland in 1979 “changed the course of history.”

“As we remember the long struggle of the Polish people against communism, we also acknowledge that millions of people now live in freedom because of St. Pope John Paul II and his extraordinary life as a follower of Jesus Christ and a champion for human dignity and religious liberty,” the president said in his message.
 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/presidential-message-commemoration-40th-anniversary-pope-john-paul-iis-first-pilgrimage-poland/
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Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage to Poland
Issued on: June 2, 2019
 
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