Skip to comments.Wojtyla’s Personal Notes Are Published in a Book
Posted on 01/18/2014 2:00:05 PM PST by marshmallow
John Paul II asked his personal secretary, Stanislaw Dziwisz, to burn the notes after his death but Dziwisz did just the opposite because they were of historical importance
In his will, to which alterations were made on a number of occasions throughout the course of the spiritual exercises in the Vatican, John Paul II ordered those who could be considered his heirs to burn his personal notes when he died. He addressed this request to his trusted personal secretary, Stanislaw Dziwisz: I ask that Fr. Stanisław see to this, and I thank him for his help and collaboration, so understanding for so many years.
Shortly after the Polish Popes funeral, we asked the future Archbishop of Cracow why he did not fulfil the late Popes wish. His response was that the notes were of historical importance. Now Cracow has announced the publication on 5 February, of a book entitled I am in Gods hands. Personal notes 1962-2003.
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Not very nice, not to keep a promise. But that being said, he should have tried to convince the Pope that the papers were to precious to destroy.
Immediate Best Seller.
But what a betrayal to Pope John Paul II.
That's always the danger whenever people like Pope John Paul II entrust their most private written materials to others....
We can only pray that Pope John Paul II understands, accepts and forgives.
Although I believe that Pope John Paul’s notes will be edifying to many, I still think it’s wrong for Fr. Stanislaw to have kept them when he know it wasn’t what the Pope wanted. (I attribute it to an excess of affection, not any crude motive.)
Isabel Burton burned all Jane Digby’s papers, and now we will never know.