Doctor of Theology, Pontifical Faculty of Theology Cracow, Poland, 1981.
Ordained priest Archdiocese of Kracow, 1963. Vice-pastor Parish of Maków Podhalanski, 1963—1965. Private secretary for Archbishop Karol Wojtyla Archdiocese of Kracow, 1966—1978.
Private secretary for Pope John Paul II Rome, 1978—2005. Ordained bishop, 1998. Prefect adjunct Papal Household, Rome, 1998—2005.
Archbishop Archdiocese of Kracow, since 2005. Elevated to cardinal, 2006. Cardinal-priest S. Maria del Popolo, since 2006.