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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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John Paul II, or his birth name Karol Jozef Wojtyla, was born in Wadowice, Poland on May 18, 1920.
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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.
Wieslaw Marian Smaza, 34, was married with two young children and came from Wadowice, south of Krakow.
Vigils on the exact hour of John Paul's death, 8.37pm (BST), were held in the southern town of Wadowice, where the Pope was born Karol Wojtyla in 1920.
Pilgrims are seeking healing at the foot of a new statue of Pope John Paul II in his hometown of Wadowice, Poland.
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Halina was 12 and Karol Wojtyla was 13 when they met at school in Wadowice, in southern Poland.
Rev Richard Nitschke, visiting with a group of pilgrims from John Paul's birthplace of Wadowice, said he met the Pope's personal secretary, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz.
In Wadowice, the town in Poland where he was born, people prayed at St Mary's Church, which Karol Wojtyla attended for years before he became a priest.
The Kalwaria sanctuary, with 42 chapels that depict Biblical scenes surrounding Christ's death, is one of the places where the Pope often prayed as a boy growing up in nearby Wadowice. He went to the sanctuary many times as a priest, bishop and cardinal in Krakow.