The Holy Father has just appointed Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP as a consultant to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. This appointment which was made on the 14th of April, 2012 is for 5 years. Fr. Giertych is from the Polish Province.
He was born of Polish parents on the 27th of September, 1951 in London, England. After graduating from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, he joined the Dominican novitiate in 1975. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1981 in Krakow. He studied theology in Rome from where he obtained a licentiate in spiritual theology in 1983 and a doctorate from the Angelicum in 1989. In 1994, he started teaching moral theology at the Angelicum and from 1998, he held various offices at the General Council of the Dominicans at Santa Sabina, Rome.
His career at the Vatican began on the 1st of December, 2005 when he was appointed a theologian of the Papal Household. This is a legendary office which has been held by Dominicans since the Middle Ages. In this office, he acts as an adviser to the Holy Father on theological issues. Fr Giertych also serves on the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses and as a consultant to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and the International Theological Commission. And now, he is also a consultant to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. From the General Curia, we wish him Gods favour in his service to the Church.