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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. He was elected by the ...

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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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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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October 22. Born in Wadowice, Poland, Pope Saint John Paul II had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Then his promising ...

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Nov 15, 2017 ... St. John Paul II, Latin Johannes Paulus, original name Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland—died April 2, 2005, Vatican ...

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The life of a saint is one in which the Gospel is luminous. In this way, the Church has received an inestimable gift in St. John Paul II. Through his life, he has ...

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May 12, 2017 ... See CNN's Fast Facts for a look at the life of the late Pope John Paul II. He was canonized as a saint on April 27, 2014.

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The Life and Ministry of Saint John Paul II. Adapted from From Pope John Paul II to Benedict XVI, by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM with Catholic News Service

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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 ...