ROME (NC) — Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski ended a 13-day visit here after acceding to Pope Paul Vi’s request that he stay on as head of the Polish Church beyond retirement age.
Cardinal Wyszynski, who turned 75 last August, made no comment after either of his two private meetings with Pope Paul Oct. 23 and 29.
But aides of the Warsaw prelate said that the Pope had asked the cardinal to remain as archbishop of . igitizeo by t Warsaw, president of the Plish Bishop’s Conference and primate of the problem-ridden, yet strong Polish Church. The cardinal had said earlier that he would abide by the Pope’s wishes.
The Pope’s decision came as no surprise. He has not accepted the resignation, which all bishops must offer upon turning 75, of other bishops in Communist countries.