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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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May 13, 2018 ... There was worldwide disbelief on May 13, 1981 as word spread that Pope John Paul II had been shot four times in an assassination attempt.

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May 23, 2018 ... St. John Paul II: Saint John Paul II, the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic ... Pope John Paul II in Kisangani, Zaire, May 1980. ... On May 13, 1981, John Paul was shot in the abdomen and nearly killed by a ...

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Pope John Paul II is often described as "a true believer of forgiveness and ... Agca shot the Pope six times at a close range, twice in the stomach, once in the ...

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Get a Pope John Paul II mug for your boyfriend Günter. 2 ... He visited many countries, helped to end communism,and even forgave the guy who shot him.

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Jan 18, 2010 ... Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II, was released from a Turkish prison today, tantalising the world's media with a ...

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Dec 21, 2016 ... Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter's Square ... later, the Popemobile circled back so Pope John Paul II could greet the ...

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On May 13th of each year, pilgrims in Rome stop by the spot where Pope John Paul II was shot on this day in 1981. Flowers are often left on the marker which is  ...

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Dec 28, 2014 ... Ağca, 23 at the time, shot Pope John Paul II twice at close range while the pope was travelling in an open car through St. Peter's Square in the ...

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Mar 30, 2017 ... Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope's connection can match that of St. John Paul II. "We cannot ...