John Paul II


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John Paul II

original name Karol Wojtyla. 1920--2005, pope from 1978 to 2005, born in Poland: the first non-Italian to be elected since 1522

John Paul II

 

(Karol Wojtyła). Born May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, near Kraków. Pope (elected 1978); the first non-Italian pope since 1523.

John Paul II studied at the University of Kraków and the Angelicum in Rome. He was ordained in 1946 and became a bishop in 1958. In 1964 he was appointed archbishop of Kraków, and in 1967 he was made a cardinal. Elected pope in October 1978, he declared his intention to continue the course of John XXIII and Paul VI in the renewal of the Catholic Church and to further the cause of peace and lessening of international tensions.

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John Paul II was not ashamed of his infirmities however they frustrated him.
There is a broad assumption in the press that the outcome of the next papal election has already been determined: Since so many of the cardinals who will elect the next pope are appointees of John Paul II (116 of 123), it is easy to conclude that his successor will be a like-minded conservative cut of the same cloth.
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The censorship of both the religious and secular press has been restored under John Paul II to prevent the publication of books and articles critical of the Catholic church.
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John Paul II only has one miracle attributed to his holiness.
Msgr Gerardo Pierro, Archbishop of Salerno, said the man had completely recovered after his wife prayed to John Paul II who appeared to her while she was asleep and assured her her husband would get well.
It was not my first encounter with the Pope but it was an exceptional one, since John Paul II rarely gave private audiences to journalists.
The world is mourning the death of Pope John Paul II, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
News that German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had been chosen to fill the shoes of Pope John Paul II raced across Los Angeles - on morning TV, radio, the Internet and through word of mouth.
John Paul II revolutionized the church's standing in relation to other religions and to its own history.