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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 ...


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, ...


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


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.


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.


Why Pope John Paul II is a Saint. by Bishop Robert BarronOctober 22, 20144 Comments. As all of his biographers remind us, Karol Wojtyla came of age at one  ...


Apr 27, 2014 ... JOHN PAUL II (1920-2005). KAROL JÓZEF WOJTYŁA, elected Pope on 16 October 1978, was born in Wadowice, Poland, on 18 May 1920.


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 ...


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