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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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Shot on location in Rome and Poland in close connection with the Vatican, this is the definitive epic film on the life of Pope John Paul II. DVD format. 3 hours.

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The Saint John Paul II Society honors Pope Saint John Paul II and seeks his heavenly intercession for healing, hope, and peace.

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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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May 12, 2015 ... Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter's Square, Rome.

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Dec 27, 2014 ... Mehmet Ali Agca visited the Pope's tomb 31 years after Pope John Paul II visited him in prison.

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Dec 28, 2014 ... In 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot the pontiff twice at close range as the pope's ... Agca, who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, laid ...

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Dec 27, 2014 ... The Turkish gunman who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981 has been detained in Italy after he paid a surprise visit to the late ...

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Sep 24, 2015 ... Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II set the standard for ... they both had been shot but survived and they both forgave their assailants.

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Dec 27, 2014 ... Assassin Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to killer Pope John Paul II has laid white ... Gunman who shot Pope John Paul II asks for a meeting with.