John paul ii was born karol wojtyla on may 18, 1920, in the polish town of wadowice, where he had jewish friends and neighbors and was an eyewitness to the holocaust. (cnn) --before he became the leader of the roman catholic church, pope john paul ii was karol jozef wojtylafriends in wadowice, a town of 8,000 catholics and 2,000 jews 35 miles southwest of krakow, called wojtyla lolek. All about pope john paul ii biography, news, photos and videos.
George weigel's biography of john paul ii is a panoramic tapestry of a book general readers will be swept along by the dramatic life story of the man who triggered the revolution of consciousness that led to the collapse of european communism, prepared the catholic church to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and touched the lives. Pope john paul i was the pope from 26 august 1978 to 28 september 1978 check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life. In this lesson we will learn about pope john paul ii's life and death, from being born karol wojtyla in poland to becoming the most famous.
John paul ii s ioannes paulus pp ii karol wojtyla 16x1978 - 2iv2005 john paul ii angelus / regina caeli 1978 1979 1980. Short biography - 6302005 announcements john paul ii named new cardinals message of his holiness pope john paul ii for the celebration of the world day of. Pope john paul ii was born as karol jozef wojtyla on the 18th of may, 1920 in the small city of wadowice about 50 km from cracow his family consisted of his father karol wojtyla, mother emilia kaczorowska, and an elder brother named edmund who went on to become a doctor. Biographical resources john paul ii: the millenial pope frontline television documentary an exploration into his character and beliefs and his fierce challenge to the modern world.
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According to john f crosby, as pope, john paul ii used the words of gaudium et spes later to introduce his own views on the nature of the human person in relation to. The first polish pope in history and the first non-italian in 456 years, john paul ii was 58 when elected to lead the roman catholic church. On may 18, 1920, karol jozef wojtyå‚a is born in the polish town of wadowice, 35 miles southwest of krakowâ wojtyla went on to become pope john paul ii, history's most well-traveled pope and the first non-italian to hold the position since the.