Colloquia Theologica Ottoniana (Jan 2018)

Nauczanie pomorskie prymasa Polski Józefa Kardynała Glempa

  • Henryk Wejman

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2


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Cardinal Józef Glemp, as the Primate of Poland, showed deep concern about the spiritual and social life of the faithful in Western Pomerania, i.e. the lands on the Odra River and the Baltic Sea. This is evidenced by both the number of His visits to the faithful of these lands and the gravity of the words He addressed to them during these meetings. Multiple arrivals to these lands (29 times, including 16 times to the Szczecin-Kamień Archdiocese and 13 times to the Koszalin-Kołobrzeg Diocese) and the gravity of the issues taken by Him in His official speeches, such as: the need to explore the region’s history and build on this the local patriotism by the faithful, and the need for fidelity to the Gospel values as a way of achieving eternal happiness, and finally awakening the regional forms of service in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, confirm more than enough His sensitivity to the material, social and moral situation of people of these lands and clearly show His sense of responsibility for the national and spiritual identity of this region of the Republic of Poland, i.e. on its north-western fringes located on the Odra River and the Baltic Sea.