Pope John Paul II private notes published against his will
February 6, 2014
A collection of personal notes written by the late Pope John Paul II over 40 years has gone on sale in Poland among controversy.
In his will, the late Pope said that all his personal notes were to be burnt after his death. However, his private secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, decided to keep them.
He said he did not have the courage to destroy them as they gave precious insight into the Pope's life and thinking.
The 640-page book, “Very Much in God's Hands. Personal Notes 1962-2003”, contains Karol Wojtyla's personal reflections on religious subjects from his time as Bishop of Cracow in southern Poland until two years before his death in 2005.