Features
Features > A step too far?

13 February 2014 | by Jonathan Luxmoore

A step too far?

Papal diaries

 
Last month’s release of Blessed John Paul’s notebooks has been hailed as a media sensation by their Polish publisher, but behind the hype is his former secretary’s drive to raise funds for grandiose schemes to promote his master’s legacy His long-time secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz told journalists last week that it would have been a “crime” to destroy John Paul II’s notebooks, even though that is precisely what the Polish Pope’s will required him to do. Instead the cardinal, who is now Archbishop of Krakow, handed them to the Rome commission preparing John Paul II’s canonisation. He then decided to have them published to raise money for an ornate new diocesan church complex at Krakow. Announcing the new book, Jestem bardzo w re




Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £19.99 quarterly
3 options available
Subscribe




Share this story

Article List


Post a Comment

You can post as a subscriber user...


User Comments (0)

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top