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23 January 2014 | by Jonathan Luxmoore

JPII diaries published next month

 
Private notes and diaries belonging to Pope John Paul II are to be published in Poland, despite a specification in his final will that they should be burned by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.The chairman of the southern city’s Catholic Znak publishing house, Henryk Wozniakowski, told journalists the 640-page collection, I Am Very Much in God’s Hands, would hit bookshops nationwide on 5 February in a cheap £9 edition. Meanwhile, the decision to edit and publish the material, covering the years 1962-2003, was defended by Cardinal Dziwisz, who said he had rejected the Pope’s request to destroy it because it provided “a key to understanding his spirituality” and what was “most internal within a person &ndash


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