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Pope mourns death of Polish Cardinal Glemp

'Led Polish Church through significant transformations'

Pope mourns death of Polish Cardinal Glemp

Vatican City, January 24 - Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday in a condolence telegram Thursday credited Polish Cardinal Jozef Glemp with leading the Church in Poland during "significant transformations" during its fight against communism. Glemp, the head of Poland's influential Catholic Church from 1981 to 2004, died Wednesday, reportedly from lung cancer, at 83. "He was a just man, and that justice was the basis of his profound love of God and man, which was the light, inspiration and the power of his difficult ministry at the head of the Church in an era marked by significant social and political transformations in Poland and Europe. Glemp was the primate for most of the pontificate of fellow Pole John Paul II, who is credited with influencing the eventual fall of communism in the country. With his death the number of cardinals dropped to 210.

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