Kath Net report: Well-known theologian was also close friend of Pope John Paul II.
Warsaw (kath.net/KAP) the Polish theologian Prof. p. Tadeusz Styczen, close friend of Pope John Paul II., died Thursday at the age of 79. Styczen was a pupil of Karol Wojtyla and succeeded to the Chair of ethics at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1978. in 1982 he founded the "Institute John Paul II." University of Lublin, which he directed until 2006 as the Director and its Honorary Director he was until the end.
As a close confidant of Pope of Wojtyla accompanied Styczen John Paul II. several times for its holiday stays. Styczen among the ghost writers of moral encyclical "Veritatis splendor" from 1993. Furthermore, he published the entire philosophical work of Karol Wojtyla in Italian entitled "Metaphysics of the person". Styczen was John Paul II also among those who were on his deathbed. http://www.kath.net/detail.php?id=28535