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Wadowice

(vädōvē`tsĕ), town (1993 est. pop. 19,600), Bielsko-Biała prov., S Poland, on Skawa River, 23 mi (37 km) WSW of Kraków. Located in a region of rolling hills, Wadowice is a railroad junction; its industries include cement-products, wire, and footwear manufacturing and food processing. In World War II, under German rule, Wadowice was called Frauenstadt. Pope John Paul IIJohn Paul II, Saint
1920–2005, pope (1978–2005), a Pole (b. Wadowice) named Karol Józef Wojtyła; successor of John Paul I. He was the first non-Italian pope elected since the Dutch Adrian VI (1522–23) and the first Polish and Slavic pope.
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 was born there, and the town has become a Catholic pilgrimmage site.
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When the pope was canonized in May 2014, tens of thousands of devotees descended on the southern city of Krakow, where he served as cardinal-archbishop, as well as on his nearby Wadowice hometown and Poland's national Jasna Gora sanctuary, where the pope often preached as a pilgrim.
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He spent the final three days in the region of Krakow, where he'd studied and served as Cardinal, and near where he'd grown up, in the small town of Wadowice.
Monsignor Jacek Pietruszka said the expanded museum in John Paul's childhood home in Wadowice, southern Poland, would reopen on April 9.
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By the time you have read this, will likely have completed his 25th and raised close to e1/426,000 for nine charities, including Inspire, the Daniel Delicata Memorial Foundation in Malta, DPS Wadowice in Poland; Cliniclowns in the Netherlands and Belgum and The Children's Society in the UK.
He knew that our nephew, also Carmelite, was trained for priesthood in Wadowice, the Pope's birthplace and ordained by him, he also know that as a youth was in a group of children who were constant companions to my late wife on our frequent visits there.
Born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland, in 1920, John Paul brought a new vitality to the Vatican when he became the first non-Italian pope for 455 years in 1978.
Another, Karol Wojtyla of Wadowice, Poland, became pope.