Dziwisz, Stanislaw
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: St. Mary del Popolo
Native Country: Poland
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 22 February 2006
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Krakow 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 27 April 2019

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz was born on 27 April 1939 in Raba Wyzna, Poland. He was ordained a priest on 23 June 1963 by the-then Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtyla. He holds a doctorate in theology. He began his pastoral ministry as Parochial Vicar, and in October 1966 Archbishop Wojtyla appointed him as his Chaplain and Secretary. When Cardinal Wojtyla of Krakow was elected Pope, he appointed Mons. Dziwisz as his Personal Secretary; he held this office until the death of Pope John Paul II on 2 April 2005. Throughout these years, he accompanied the late Holy Father on all of his Pastoral Visits in Italy, at the numerous celebrations in St. Peter's Basilica and at the Pope's Meetings in the Vatican with Ecclesiastics, Heads of State, Ambassadors and the faithful. On 7 January 1988 he was appointed titular Bishop of San Leone and Adjunct Prefect of the Pontifical Household. On 29 September 2003 he was raised to the dignity of Archbishop and made Archbishop of Krakow on 2 June 2005. On 24 March 2006, he was elevated to Cardinal, as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Popolo.