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On July 4, 1958, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cracow by Pope Pius XII, and was consecrated September 28, 1958, in Wawel Cathedral, Cracow, by Archbishop Baziak.
On January 13, 1964, he was nominated Archbishop of Cracow by Pope Paul VI, who made him a cardinal June 26, 1967.
Feastday: October 22 Patron of World Youth Day (Co- Patron) Birth: 1920 Death: 2005 Beatified By: May 1, 2011 Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI Canonized By: April 27, 2014 Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope Francis Karol J.He made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was confirmed at 18.Upon graduation from Marcin Wadowita high school in Wadowice, he enrolled in Cracow's Jagiellonian University in 1938 and in a school for drama.Such figure is without counting all other special audiences and religious ceremonies held [more than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 alone] and the millions of faithful met during pastoral visits made in Italy and throughout the world.
It must also be remembered the numerous government personalities encountered during 38 official visits and in the 690 audiences and meetings held with Heads of State , and even the 226 audiences and meetings with Prime Ministers.
Young Karol lost his mother a month before his ninth birthday. When he was only 12 years old his brother the Doctor died of scarlet fever.