Pope john paul ii, the late bishop of rome and head of the roman catholic church, was born karol józef wojtyla (voh-tee-wah) may 18, 1920, in wadowice, poland when wojtyla ascended the papal throne in 1978, he became the first pope from a slavic country and the first non-italian pope in 455 years. Utrecht, netherlands -- pope john paul ii's visit to the netherlands was like an irresistible force meeting an immovable object - he did not back down and neither did the liberal dutch on. Pope john paul ii returns to poland, aug 18, 2002 (photo: alberto pizzoli/afp-getty images) it happened on june 17, 1983 it is hard to believe that more than 20 years have passed since that day. St pope john paul ii statue resurrection cemetery, justice, il in 1969 and again in 1976, before he became pope john paul ii, karol cardinal wojtyla the archbishop of kracow, walked the grounds of resurrection cemetery in justice, illinois. John paul ii, once the spiritual leader of almost 600 million roman catholics around the world, was invested in 1978 as the first polish pope and the first non-italian pope in 456 years.
1983-06-23 solidarity leader lech wałęsa meets pope john paul ii during papal visit to poland 1983-10-21 pope john paul ii names 3 new dutch bishops 1983-12-11 1st visit to lutheran church by a pope (john paul ii in rome. Pope john paul ii has traveled approximately 742,000 miles, according to an october 15, 2002, report from the vatican information service marking the 24th anniversary of the holy father's election as pope. Pope john paul ii urged poles to put ethics and faith at the core of their young democracy, during an unprecedented speech in parliament on friday the pope's speech was the first address by a.
Pope john paul ii was the first non-italian pope since 1523 the polish pope was one of the most widely traveled leaders in history, visiting 129 nations during his pontificate he reigned from 1978 to 2005. Saint john paul ii biography 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, 1920he was the second of two sons born to karol wojtyla and emilia kaczorowska his mother died in 1929. To great britain this was the thirteenth pastoral visit made by pope john paul ii since his election as pope in october 1978 and yet it was a papal visit that nearly didn't happen.
Pope francis waves to the faithful in st peter’s square his will be the first papal visit to ireland since pope john paul ii’s in 1979 photograph: vincenzo pinto/afp/getty images pope francis. The following day, pope john paul ii remembered his roots as a college chaplain and celebrated a mass for university students before flying to the town of gniezno to visit the relics of st adalbert, the first missionary to poland back in the tenth century. This open letter to pope john paul ii was written jointly by archbishop marcel lefebvre and bishop antonio de castro mayer on november 21, 1983, during a visit made by these bishops in rio de janiero, brazil. A new documentary, john paul ii in ireland: a plea for peace, makes the case that the pope's trip to ireland in 1979 played a key role in ending the troubles and bringing about peace in northern.
John paul ii died at 9:37 pm on april 2, 2005, the day before divine mercy sunday – a feast he established during his pontificate – after a long battle with parkinson's disease. From: john paul ii: a light for the world, edited by sister mary ann walsh, rsm 2003 united states conference of catholic bishops, inc, published by sheed & ward 2003 united states conference of catholic bishops, inc, published by sheed & ward. Pope john paul ii, in a letter issued today, praised martin luther, the father of the reformation who was excommunicated from the roman catholic church, saying the world is still ''experiencing. S ioannes paulus pp ii karol wojtyla 16x1978 - 2iv2005 john paul ii angelus / regina caeli 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984.
Pope john paul ii met with his beatitude teoctist, the orthodox patriarch of romania, who has been on a visit to the church of rome and to the pope during the meeting, they exchanged speeches and signed a joint declaration. In 1983, john paul ii visited guatemala and unsuccessfully asked the country's president, the collapse of the dictatorship of general alfredo stroessner of paraguay was linked, among other things, to pope john paul ii's visit to the south american country in 1989. Pope john paul ii visits his would-be assassin mehmet ali ağca in prison on wednesday, may 13, 1981, mehmet ali agca pulled a gun and shot pope john paul ii during a procession in st peter’s square, vatican city, italy in 1983, pope john paul ii and agca met and spoke privately at the prison where agca was being held. In 1983, pope john paul ii visited the synagogue in rome as the first pope to make such a gesture the pope has also made a declaration condemning anti-semitism and has characterized judaism as the older brother of catholicism.
Pope john paul ii was the first non-italian pope in 455 years in time, he made pastoral visits to 124 countries, including several with small christian populations john paul ii promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives, especially the 1986 day of prayer for world peace in assisi. Pope saint john paul ii papal artifacts / pope saint john paul ii all sacramentary used by pope john paul ii: third pastoral visit to the united states, 1995 vulgate version of the bible, dated 1988: pope john paul ii autographed photo of saint john paul ii, dated december 3rd, 1983. John paul ii became pope on 16 october 1978 john paul ii was the first non-italian pope in 455 yearshe was pope for 27 years, making him the second longest serving pope after pope pius ix who held the office for 31 years and seven months he was also the first and only slavic pope john paul ii was the most traveled pope in history with 104 international trips.