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. The venerable pope john paul ii )polish: jan paweł ii, latin: ioannes paulus pp ii, italian: giovanni paolo ii}, born karol józef wojtyła 18 may 1920 – 2 april 2005) served as supreme. John paul ii was pope of the catholic church from 1978 till 2005 read a biography of john paul ii at loyola press. St john paul ii: st john paul ii, roman catholic pope and saint. Early years as pope pope john paul ii began a papal life of activity in january 1979 he made his first trip abroad to latin america. Witness to hope: the biography of pope john paul ii [george weigel] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the definitive biography of pope john paul ii witness to hope is the. 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.
Pope john paul ii (latin: ioannes paulus ii), born karol józef wojtyła (polish: [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa] 18 may 1920 ‒ 2 april 2005) was pope of the catholic church from 16 october 1978. 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. Biography of pope john paul the second the most recognised man in the world, his holiness pope john paul ii was born in wadowice, poland on the 18th may, 1920. He was also the first and only slavic pope john paul ii was the most traveled pope in history with 104 international trips.
Pope john paul ii was born on may 18, 1920 in wadowice, malopolskie, poland as karol józef wojtyla he was a writer, known for the jeweller's shop. Learn more about notable popes such as benedict xvi, francis, john paul ii and nicholas ii by exploring biographycom's collection of famous popes explore full biographies, and view photos. The story of a man that has changed the world's view of the catholic church behold a god's child to help him save humanity from comdemnation. Karol j wojtyla, known as john paul ii since his october 1978 election to the papacy, was born in wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from cracow, on may 18, 1920.
I early life the pope john paul ii was born karol józef wojtyła, before his papacy in october 1978 he was born in the polish town of wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers from krakow, on. Review of new papal biography—pope john paul ii: witness to hope prof mary ann glendon member, pontifical council for the laity, pontifical academy of social sciences. Pope john paul ii - papal history 101 a biography of the former pope of roman catholicism a look at the doctrine of papal infallibility.
Pope john paul ii : biography [a&e television network] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a definitive portrait of the catholic pontiff follows his prewar childhood and. John paul ii was pope of roman catholic church from 1978 to 2005 he succeeded pope john paul i and was succeeded by pope benedict xvi john paul ii (born may 18, 1920 died april 2, 2005. 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. He finished his doctorate in theology in 1948 with a thesis on the subject of faith in the works of st john of by pope pius xii, and was john paul ii.
St john paul ii: saint john paul ii, the bishop of rome and head of the roman catholic church (1978–2005), the first non-italian pope in 455 years and the first from a slavic country.
A complete list of every single pope in the last 2000 years john paul i (1978) st john paul ii (1978-2005) benedict xvi the list of popes. In this lesson, we'll learn about pope john paul ii, leader of the roman catholic church from 1978 to 2005 find out about his childhood, how he. Pope john paul ii is credited as supreme pontiff of the catholic church, , the venerable pope john paul ii ( born karol józef wojtyła 18 may 1920 – died 2 april 2005) served as supreme. Witness to hope: the biography of pope john paul ii and over one million other books are available for amazon kindle learn more.
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. 52 biographies of pope john paul ii 53 literature about his thought in february, 2004 pope john paul ii was nominated for a nobel peace prize honoring his life's work in opposing communist. In this fashion, tad szulc writes in his biography, pope john paul ii suffering is crucial for understanding john paul, at a personal level. Biography pope john paul ii pope john paul ii was one of the most memorable pope’s in the modern age he lived through the centuries most turbulent times and offered a clear moral stance.