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Karol Wojtyla was elected pope on 16 October 1978, becoming the Catholic Church's first non-Italian pontiff in over 450 years. He took the name John Paul II as a nod to his predecessor, John Paul I, whose term lasted only one month. John Paul II became known particularly for his globetrotting ways; as pope he visited more than 100 countries worldwide. He was also known as a champion of human rights and for his conservative positions on social issues like abortion, homosexuality and contraception More »
Born: May 18, 1920 (Wadowice, Poland)

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Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. ...... The single fact of John Paul II's election in 1978 changed everything. In Poland, everything began. Not in East Germany or Czechoslovakia .

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Dec 27, 2017 ... See CNN's Fast Facts for a look at the life of the late Pope John Paul II. He was canonized as a saint on April 27, 2014.

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Pope John Paul II throughout his entire life was a giver. He made a gift of ... In fact , during Vatican II, he was reading and writing all sorts of books and poetry.

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Apr 25, 2014 ... Pope John Paul II made history and was considered a vocal advocate for human rights. Learn more at Biography.com.

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Saint John Paul II Biography. Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 ...

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May 23, 2018 ... St. John Paul II: Saint John Paul II, the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church (1978–2005), the first non-Italian pope in 455 ...

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Learn fun facts about St. Pope John Paul II. All facts are in comic strip style.

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Apr 28, 2014 ... Saint John Paul II was an amazing man, priest, bishop, pope, and now Saint! But here are 10 things about him that you may have never known:.

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7 Surprising facts about the skiing pope, John Paul II. Zelda Caldwell | Jan 26, 2018. POPE JOHN PAUL II,SKIING. Bettman | Getty Images. Share. Print ...