Many will remember this extraordinary story from a few weeks ago. Now, his earthly pilgrimage has ended.
A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.
“We believe that he met with the Risen Christ whom he so desperately wanted to serve as a priest. Thank you for all your prayers and support,” the congregation said.
On May 24, Los was ordained a priest in his Warsaw hospital bed.
He had been diagnosed with cancer about a month prior. At the time of his ordination, he was in critical condition.
Pope Francis granted a dispensation allowing Los to be ordained both a deacon and a priest in the same Mass. The pope sent a letter to the director general of the congregation, Fr. Tarcisio Vieira, granting permission.
Los was ordained by Bishop Marek Solarczyk of the Diocese of Warsaw-Praga.
Below is video of Father Los offering blessings after his ordination in May.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.