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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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Apr 25, 2014 ... More than 3 million people waited in line to say good-bye to their beloved religious leader at St. Peter's Basilica before his funeral on April 8. On July 5, 2013, waving the usual five-year waiting period, the Vatican announced that the Roman Catholic Church would declare Pope John Paul II a saint, and that ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pope/etc/faith.html

However, if we cannot hold the Pope's faith in the palm of our hand, if we cannot bend or shake it, how can we talk about it? What is his testimony? Where does his faith come from? How has it sustained him? How has he sustained it? If John Paul II--the chief articulator of the Catholic faith--has not given us real answers, ...

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/01/national/history/religious-reflections-pope-john-paul-iis-enduring-legacy-japan

Oct 1, 2016 ... In February 1981, Pope John Paul II became the first leader of the Catholic Church to visit Japan. Thirty-five years on, the Vatican is believed to be considering another papal visit, scheduled around the time Pope Francis plans to attend a Catholic festival in Indonesia between July 30 and Aug. 6 next year ...

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Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 at Wadowice, Poland. For many years Karol believed God was calling him to the priesthood. He studied secretly during the German occupation of Poland, and was ordained to the priesthood on November 1, 1946. He earned a doctorate in theology in 1948 at the Angelicum in Rome ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-John-Paul-II

St. John Paul II: St. John Paul II, Roman Catholic pope and saint. ... Pope Paul VI consecrating Karol Józef Wojtyła a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Kraków, Poland, June 28, 1967. AP .... In 1986 John Paul invited the leaders of all major religions to Assisi, Italy, for a universal prayer service for world peace.

www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=6996

No other Pope has encountered so many individuals like John Paul II: to date, more than 16,700,000 pilgrims have participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays (more than 1,000). Such figure is without counting all other special audiences and religious ceremonies held [more than 8 million pilgrims during the ...

www.catholicworldreport.com/2016/10/22/how-st-john-paul-ii-changed-the-church-and-the-world

Oct 22, 2016 ... Today, we celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II, whose pontificate was the third-longest ever and who was canonized just nine years after his death, ... Cardinal Jaime Sin, the informal leader of the Philippine People Power Revolution, said he was inspired above all by John Paul II and Solidarity.

www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/world/pope-john-paul-ii-fast-facts/index.html

Dec 27, 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 pope, pictured in 1978, was fast-tracked to beatification after his death in 2005 and was declared " blessed" barely six years later -- the fastest beatification in ...