Bielański resigned on January 8, 2007 after allegations about his cooperation with the Służba Bezpieczeństwa—the communist-era secret police. Bielanski's resignation was announced the day after the resignation of Archbishop Stanisław Wielgus from the see of Warsaw.
Bielański died on 3 November 2018 in Kraków at the age of 79.
- Catholic rector, also accused, quits after Polish archbishop resigns Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine by John Thavis, Catholic News Service, 2007-01-09
- Odszedł do Pana ksiądz infułat Janusz Bielański (in Polish)