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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 was head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint ... He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. As part of his special emphasis on the ...

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Apr 25, 2014 ... Pope John Paul II made history and was considered a vocal advocate ... in line to say good-bye to their beloved religious leader at St. Peter's ...

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"John Paul II: The Millennial Pope" is as much a film about leadership as it is the story of the Pope and the Catholic Church. What does it mean to be a leader?

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Oct 22, 2016 ... Today, we celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II, whose pontificate ... the informal leader of the Philippine People Power Revolution, said he was ... The Church's relationship to other religions has changed forever.

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May 12, 2017 ... Pope John Paul II – The Roman Catholic Church will declare Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday, July 5. The Polish-born ...

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Apr 22, 2014 ... Pope John Paul II appears in a still from the PBS Frontline show “John ... “John Paul II was the pivotal figure in communism's European demise.

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Pope John Paul II waves as he arrives at Miami International Airport at the start of ... 1986: Makes historic visit to Rome's synagogue; calls world religious leaders ...