Collection: Witnesses to the pontificate
Available languages: PL, EN, UK
Reference code: 419/I/1/7/275
Owner signature: W/275/09/MD/270
Title: Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki - secretary of John Paul II
Size and medium: 712 MB; MP4
Creator's name: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła II
Repository: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła IIContent:
Short biographical note:
Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (1961) presents his personal memories connected with John Paul II. He was the papal secretary in the years 1996-2007, first St John Paul II, then Benedict XVI. In 2008, appointed by Benedict XVI as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv, then he became the President of the Latin rite Episcopal Conference of Ukraine. In 2009, M Publishing House published a book of an interview with Bishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki entitled "He liked Tuesdays most. A Story of John Paul II's Everyday Life" by Brygida Grysiak.
The function of Secretary of John Paul II at the Vatican. The Pope's day plan. Masses and meals with guests. Meetings with heads of state e.g. Vladimir Putin; atmosphere during meetings and the way the Pope talks. The Pope's holiness in everyday life and deep spirituality. Favorite songs of John Paul II. Memories of the last moments and death of John Paul II, which the interlocutor observed up so close.