At the age of 78, Fr. prof. Jan Maciej Dyduch. In 2004-2010 he was the head of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.
Jan Maciej Dyduch was born January 7, 1940 in Kukowo, near Sucha Beskidzka. He graduated from the primary school in Krzeszów and High School in Sucha Beskidzka. After the matriculation test in 1957 he attended the higher theological seminar in Krakow.
He was ordained a priest in the Wawel Cathedral on June 23, 1963, in the hands of the bishop. Karol Wojtyla, curator of the Archbishop of Krakow. With him they got them: his brother Tadeusz, and also Fr. Stanisław Dziwisz, priest Jan Zając, priest Tadeusz Rakoczy and priest Janusz Bielański.
After clerical ordination, he worked in parishes in: Trzebinia-Siersza (1963-1965), Jaworzno (1965-1968), Nowa Huta Bieńczyce (1968-1972) and in the sonne's probe. St. Stephen in Krakow (1972-1981). In 1973, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła entrusted him with the pastoral custody of the dean's truth of the young. Stephen in Krakow.
In 1975-1985 he was associated with the Faculty of Canon Law at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw, where he received a doctorate and habilitation. From 1975 to 1980 he was a notary public and from 1981 to 2004 – the chancellor of the Metropolitan Curia in Krakow.
In 1981 he became a researcher of the newly formed Pontifical Theology Academy in Krakow, where he lectured on the Canon Law. He received the title of Professor 1994 and Ordinary Professor in 2002.
In the years 1991-1997, Dyduch was the prorector of the Pontifical Theological Academy in Krakow. In 1999 he became director of the Canon Law Institute, which he organized.
In 2004 he was elected Rector of the Pontifical Theological Academy in Krakow. During his second term, the efforts to transform PAT into Paul II University were successful, which took place in June 2009 under the Benedict XVI Decree. The university authorities were very keen to honor the Pope Pol, because it was John Paul II, who founded PAT in 1981, which was a continuation at the Faculty of Theology at Jagiellonian University from the start of his business.
Ks. Jan Maciej Dyduch has written over 200 scientific articles and several dozen popular science books and books "Obligations and Rights to Believe in the After-Competitive Legislation", "The Role and Meaning of Concordat", "Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in the Service of the Universal Church", "Cardinal Visit in Church Cardinal K. Wojtyła "," Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in Service of the Polish Episcopal Conference ".