Paul II

Paul II,

1417–71, pope (1464–71), a Venetian named Pietro Barbo; successor of Pius IIPius II
, 1405–64, pope (1458–64), an Italian named Enea Silvio de' Piccolomini (often in Latin, Aeneas Silvius), renamed Pienza after him, b. Corsigniano; successor of Calixtus III.
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. He was a nephew of Eugene IVEugene IV,
1383–1447, pope (1431–47), a Venetian named Gabriele Condulmer; successor of Martin V. He was of exemplary character and ascetic habits. Gregory XII, his uncle, made him cardinal (1408).
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. A Renaissance pope, he patronized printing, beautified and improved Rome, and collected antiquities. Paul, like Pius II, was involved in struggles with the Bohemian George of PodebradGeorge of Podebrad
, 1420–71, king of Bohemia (1458–71). A Bohemian nobleman, he became leader of the Utraquists, or the moderate Hussites, in the wars between Hussites and Catholics.
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 and with Louis XILouis XI,
1423–83, king of France (1461–83), son and successor of Charles VII. Early Life

As dauphin Louis was almost constantly in revolt against his father.
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 of France. He was succeeded by Sixtus IVSixtus IV
, 1414–84, pope (1471–84), an Italian named Francesco della Rovere (b. near Savona); successor of Paul II. He was made general of his order, the Franciscans, in 1464 and became (1467) a cardinal.
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John Paul II was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his passing in 2005.
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Catholics of Uzbekistan have received relics of Pope John Paul II.
he even said goodbye to his name and took a new one--Pope John Paul II.
Although the crowds at the Vatican City has grown noticeably bigger since Pope Francis became pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, the record estimated 800,000 pilgrims filled St Peter's Square and nearby streets early Sunday morning to be present for the declaration of Pope John Paul II and Pope john XXIII as saints.
He is none other than Karol Wojtyla, whom the world came to know later as Pope John Paul II.
THIEVES broke into an Italian church and stole a tube containing the blood of Pope John Paul II.
Rome September 30, 2013(VOA News)--The Vatican says the late Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints in a joint ceremony on April 27, 2014.
Pope John Paul II was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday
Pope John Paul II was much loved in Orthodox Bulgaria for his learning, kindness and openness to all believers, stated Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.
THE assassination bid on Pope John Paul II was mastermined by an extreme-right wing Turkish group, a book claims.
A young French nun had claimed that prayers through Pope John Paul II cured her of Parkinson's disease.