At the age of 95, Józef Hennelow, a journalist for Tygodnik Powszechny, passed away on Saturday, the editorial office of the weekly announced on its website. The journalist has been associated with the magazine for over seven decades.
“Józefa Hennelowa, our long-time columnist and author of excellent texts, died. She devoted over two-thirds of her life to Tygodnik Powszechny. for the needs of other people “- the editorial office of Tygodnik Powszechny informed on Saturday.
A longtime journalist, MP of the times of transformation
From 1948, Hennelowa was associated with the editorial office of Tygodnik Powszechny. First as a proofreader, then editor, secretary of the editorial office, and until 2008, deputy editor-in-chief. In “TP” she published journalistic texts and columns, which were published in the following series: “Widziane z Domu”, “Z Domu i not Only”, “Votum separatum”, “Na marginesie”.
During the political transformation, she was a member of the Seym. From 1989, on behalf of the Citizens’ Committee, she was a deputy to the Sejm contract. From 1991 to 1993, during the first term of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, she was a parliamentarian of the Democratic Union. She was a founding member of UD, and then a member of the Freedom Union.
“In 2013, she was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and from the hands of Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz she received one of the highest Vatican decorations – the Order of St. Gregory the Great, awarded for special merits for the Church” – noted the editors of Tygodnik Powszechny.
“Ms Józefa, dear Ziuto, thank you for a great deal of your life in Tygodnik, for the texts, for the journalistic ethos set so high, for your discreet and kind support” – it was written.
“Tygodnik Powszechny”, PAP
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