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Pope Saint John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics.


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


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


Short Biography. [Updated: 30.06.2005]. Karol Józef Wojtyła, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of ...


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 ...


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 ...


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


St. John Paul II. pope. Written By: William B. Blakemore. Last Updated: 11-15- 2017 See Article History. Alternative Titles: Johannes Paulus II, Karol Józef Wojtyła.


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, ...