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Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He was elected by the second Papal ...

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

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Apr 27, 2014 ... Biography of John Paul II from the Booklet for the Celebration of the ... Pope John Paul II made 146 pastoral visits in Italy and, as the Bishop

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The longest reigning pope in modern history, John Paul II, took his message on the road, visiting 129 countries -- several repeatedly -- on 104 trips and logging ...

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Sep 27, 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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All of the major themes of John Paul II's papacy can be traced to the shaping events of his life--a life whose roots are sunk in Polish soil. His Christian vision, his ...

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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, ...

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Nov 24, 2009 ... On May 18, 1920, Karol Jozef Wojtyla is born in the Polish town of Wadowice, 35 miles southwest of Krakow.Wojtyla went on to become Pope ...

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Polish pope. Karol Wojtyla, cardinal of Krakow, Poland, was elected the 263rd pope in 1978, the first ever of Slavic blood. He took the name John Paul II.