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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 Saint John Paul II served as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics. He was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul ...

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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 himself, and a gift of his time and talent. Just as one example, after publishing “Crossing the Threshold of Hope” – which sold millions by the way – he used the first royalty payments to rebuild churches that had been destroyed from the conflict in ...

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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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SOME BASIC FACTS ABOUT. POPE SAINT JOHN PAUL II. Karol Józef Wojtyła. 1 . The birth name of Pope Saint John Paul II is Karol Józef Wojtyła. He was born. May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. 2. Growing up, he was a great student- athlete. He liked to play soccer, and enjoyed backpacking, skiing, kayaking, and he ...

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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 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother ...

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St. John Paul II, Latin Johannes Paulus, original name Karol Józef Wojtyła, (born May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland—died April 2, 2005, Vatican City; beatified May 1, 2011; canonized April 27, 2014; feast day October 22), the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church (1978–2005), the first non-Italian pope in ...

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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: Screen Shot 2014- 04-28 at 10.23.26 AM. Saint John Paul II could speak Latin fluently. A rare art these days. Oh and besides his native Polish, he could also ...

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Apr 26, 2014 ... This Sunday is going to be a Pope-A-Poluza. Pope Francis will canonize two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII. There are also reports that Benedict XVI will be concelebrating the mass with Pope Francis. That means we will have two living popes concelebrating a mass (one, obviously, a "Pope Emeritus" ...