Pope Benedict XVI


acceding to the desire of Our Brother
Stanisław Gądecki,
the Archbishop of Poznań,
as well as of many other Brothers in the Episcopate,
and of many of the faithful,
after having obtained the advice
of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,
with Our Apostolic Authority
grant permission that the Venerable Servant of God
Stanislaus Papczyński, priest,
the founder of the Congregation of Marian Fathers
of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
who dedicated himself to prayer on behalf of the departed
and to the Christian formation of the people,
be henceforth called Blessed
and that his feast may be celebrated
in places and according to the rules prescribed by the law
every year on the 18th day of May.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on the 12th day of September
of the year of the Lord 2007, the third of Our Pontificate.

Benedictus pp XVI

Original letter in Latin (PDF)