The role of cardinal Marian Jaworski in shaping the religious and national consciousness of young Polish generation in Ukraine Cover Image

Rola kardynała Mariana Jaworskiego w kształtowaniu świadomości religijnej i narodowej młodego pokolenia Polaków na Ukrainie
The role of cardinal Marian Jaworski in shaping the religious and national consciousness of young Polish generation in Ukraine

Author(s): Maciej Zaborski
Subject(s): Special Historiographies:
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: father Marian Franciszek Cardinal Jaworski; Metropolitan Archbishop of Lwów; Eastern Borderlands; Lwów Archdiocese Seminary in Brzuchowice; Lwów; Catholic and national identity

Summary/Abstract: At the request of the Order of the White Eagle chapter in recognition of merit among others for restoration of religioous life on the Eastern Borderlands, in 2017 father Marian Franciszek Cardinal Jaworski was decorated by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda. This leader of the Roman Catholic Church was born in Lwów on 21 August 1926, he is a lecturer of philosophy and theology. He served the Church both in the Ukraine and Poland. Senior Metropolitan Archbishop of Lwów and former Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Łuck and the President of Ukrainian Episcopate is an example of a pastor of people who retain their Polish identity as Catholics residingin post-Soviet countries. He was actively involved in the regeneration of religious and patriotic lifein the Ukraine after 1991, recreating the system of parishes and setting up new institutions such as: Lwów Archdiocese Seminary in Brzuchowice and many other church structures. He supported different kinds of organizations and institutions aiming to form a new generation of Poles. In 1995–1997 he carried out the Archdiocese Synod implementing provisions of Vaticanum II. He contributed to the rebirth of women’s and men’s religious orders in the Ukraine. Moreover, he is a prominent character who serves Poles outside the current borders of Poland. Furthermore, his unquestionable pastoral impact on sustaining the national identity has to be pointed out as well. The article presents not only detailed explanation of the Cardinal’s achievements but is an attempt to pay tribute to Cardinal Jaworski and commemorate his input. In an attempt to maximize the reliability in portraying Cardinal Jaworski the author has chosen an analytical and critical research method.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 63-74
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish