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Pope Saint John Paul II served as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the 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 ...

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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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Apr 27, 2014 ... Biography of John Paul II from the Booklet for the Celebration of the Canonization Ceremony of 27 April 2014. ... BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE. JOHN PAUL II (1920- 2005). KAROL JÓZEF WOJTYŁA, elected Pope on 16 October 1978, was born in Wadowice, Poland, on 18 May 1920. He was the third of three ...

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We spent two years researching this documentary. Over and over, we heard the following refrain: "To understand this Pope, you must go back to his Polish roots." Ultimately, everything we learned proved the deep truth of these words. All of the major themes of John Paul II's papacy can be traced to the shaping events of his  ...

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On this day in History, Pope John Paul II born on May 18, 1920. Learn more about what happened today on History.

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Nov 15, 2017 ... St. John Paul II: St. John Paul II, Roman Catholic pope and saint.

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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 more than 700,000 miles in a papacy that lasted more than 27 years. Blessed John Paul died at the age of 84 at the Vatican April 2, 2005, the vigil of Divine Mercy ...

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Cardinal Wojtyła was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, and took the name John Paul II. He was the 263rd successor to Peter, and was to have one of the longest pontificates in the history of the Church, lasting nearly 27 years. He retained his Episcopal motto, drawn from the profound insight of St. Louis de Montfort, “Totus ...

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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, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 ...