Marian Duś, senior bishop of the Archdiocese of Warsaw, died at the age of 83 after a long illness. The representatives of the archdiocese announced the death of the clergyman on Thursday afternoon. The communique recalled that the motto of the bishop was: “Salvation in the cross”.
“After a long illness, Bishop Marian Duś died today in the afternoon. In the years 1986-2013 he was auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Warsaw. The motto of his episcopal ministry were the words: ‘Salvation in the cross’. Give him eternal rest, Lord” – reads the communiqué of the Archdiocese of Warsaw .
He was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Warsaw
Bishop Marian Duś was born on June 25, 1938 in Róża, in the Tarnów diocese. He was ordained a priest on June 6, 1968 by Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw.
During the first years of his priesthood, he worked as a vicar in Grójec, and then, after graduating with a doctorate in philosophy in the field of social sciences, he was a prefect at the Higher Metropolitan Seminary in Warsaw and a lecturer in sociology, and later as a parish priest in Pyry and a dean of the Piaseczno deanery.
Pope John Paul II appointed him on December 7, 1985, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Warsaw and titular bishop of Thenae.
He was ordained bishop on the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6, 1986 by Primate Józef Glemp. He chose the words “Salvation in the cross” as his episcopal cry.
On November 4, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Marian Duś from the office of auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Warsaw, submitted in accordance with can. 411 and can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.
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