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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 ...


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 ...


Dec 27, 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.


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 © 2005, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, all rights reserved. Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, lived an unusually varied life before his priestly ...


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


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 shown the radiation of the fatherhood of God in humanity, or what St. Paul calls the.


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 academ.


Apr 27, 2014 ... Biography of John Paul II from the Booklet for the Celebration of the Canonization Ceremony of 27 April 2014.


Oct 20, 2017 ... One could argue that Pope Saint John Paul II is the most beloved saint of this century. His life, however, had humble and quite tragic beginnings. By the age of twenty, Karol Josef Wojtyla had lost everyone he loved most deeply and was living on his own in Nazi-invaded Poland. But amidst great trials and ...