“open wide the doors to christ,” urged john paul ii during the homily at the mass where he was installed as pope in 1978 born in wadowice, poland, karol jozef wojtyla had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday karol's promising academic career at krakow's jagiellonian university was cut short. Pope john paul ii, born karol józef wojtyla, was ordained in 1946, and in 1978 became the first polish pope and first non-italian pope in more than 400 years he served as pope until his passing in 2005 beatified by pope benedict xvi in 2011, he was canonized by pope francis in 2014 while much has. The first polish pope in history, and the first non-italian in 456 years, john paul ii was 58 years old when the college of cardinals elected him to lead the roman catholic church he was born karol jozef wojtyla (pronounced “voy tih wah”) on may 18, 1920, in the small polish town of wadowice his mother suffered from. Karol jozef wojtyla (pope john paul ii) the poetry and meditations of pope john paul ii appear below on this page, along with biographical information that reveals his development as an actor and as a writer the bible published by the roman catholic church, the nabre (new american bible revised edition), doesn't. St pope john paul ii pope john paul ii was a fascinating man of courage and stamina the pope was the bishop of rome and presided over the roman catholic church karol jozef wojtyla (nickname lolek) was born on may 18, 1920 in wadowice, poland located in the carpathian foothills 30 miles southwest of krakow.
John paul ii bookmarks 264th pope of the catholic church beginning pontificate 16 october 1978 end pontificate 2 april 2005 secular name karol józef wojtyła birth 18 may 1920 in wadowice (kraków, poland) glimpses into his life karol woytiła was the first non-italian pope after more than four. The definitive biography of pope john paul ii witness to hope is the authoritative biography of one of the singular figures -- some might argue the singular figure weigel's discussions about the extensive, impressive, grounding in philosophy that karol wojtyla had before he became pope may be too technical for some. Born: may 18, 1920 wadowice, poland polish pope karol wojtyla, cardinal of krakow, poland, was elected the 263rd pope in 1978, the first ever of slavic blood he took the name john paul ii.
John paul ii in brazil in 1997the first non-italian pope to be elected in four centuries, and widely regarded as one of the most memorable, was born karol jozef wojtyla in 1920 in a small town in poland, near krakow his mother died in 1929, when he was a schoolboy of eight his studies at university in poland were. 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 he was the second of two sons born to karol wojtyla and emilia kaczorowska his mother died in 1929 his eldest brother edmund, a doctor, died in 1932. Polish diplomatic passport of karol wojtyla (pope john paul ii) as cardinal issued 1967 in warsaw and valid till 1969, passport no 0014582 karol józef wojtyła, elected pope on 16 october 1978, was born in wadowice, poland, on 18 may 1920 he was the third of three children born to karol.
Throughout his life, pope john paul ii was known for many diverse attributes — defense of life, fierce opposition to communism, fervent devotion to mary and love of the outdoors — but he karol and father karol jozef wojtyla poses with his father, karol, in the mid-1920s cns photo from catholic press. Biographical profile john paul ii (1920-2005) karol józef wojtyła, elected pope on 16 october 1978, was born in wadowice, poland, on 18 may 1920 he was the third of three children born to karol wojtyła and emilia kaczorowska, who died in 1929 his elder brother edmund, a physician. Pope john paul ii: a life in pictures is the most extensive—and the most beautifully produced—visual diary ever compiled of karol józef wojtyla, who became one of the most respected religious figures and world leaders of the twentieth century from his days growing up in the small town of wadowice, poland, through his.
Pope john paul ii (latin: ioannes paulus pp ii polish: jan paweł ii italian: giovanni paolo ii), sometimes called saint john paul or john paul the great, born karol józef wojtyła was the head of the catholic church from 16 october 1978 to his death in 2005 he was the second longest-serving. A pope from a far country the election of john paul ii the church at the death of pope paul vi □ the “september papacy” of pope john paul i □ the election of karol józef wojtyła as the first slavic pope in history and the first non-italian in 455 years, to the surprise of many, but not all, concerned 235 8 “be not afraid. Pope john paul ii | john paul ii | blessed john paul | john paul the great | karol józef wojtyła (born: 18 may 1920, wadowice, republic of poland – died: 2 april 2005(2005-04-02) (aged 84), apostolic palace, vatican city) reigned as pope of the catholic church from 1978 until his death in 2005 he was the. Pope john paul ii was born karol józef wojtyla on may 18, 1920, in wadowice, poland he was ordained in 1946, became the bishop of ombi in 1958, and became the archbishop of krakow in 1964 he was made a cardinal by pope paul vi in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non-italian pope in more.
Karol józef wojtyla , known as john paul ii since his october 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the polish town of wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers on january 13, 1964, he was appointed archbishop of krakow by pope paul vi, who made him a cardinal june 26, 1967 with the title of s cesareo in palatio of. Biography pope saint john paul ii was the 263rd pope of the catholic church, elected in 1978, the first ever of slavic origins and the first pope from poland.
– as we write, one of the largest gatherings in human history is taking place in the city of rome, where over four million devotees have assembled to bid farewell to pope john paul ii, who died on april 2nd in his youth the polish head of the catholic church was a polyglot athlete, actor, playwright, and, some. Karol józef wojtyła was born on may 18, 1920, in wadowice, poland, the youngest of three children although he was born into a loving family, his early life was marked by suffering and loss his older sister, olga, died in infancy and, by the time karol was twelve, his mother emelia had died of kidney failure and his older. Also known as: pope john paul ii, ioannes paulus ii, jan paweł ii birthdate: may 18, 1920 (84) birthplace: wadowice, wadowice, małopolskie, poland death: april 2, 2005 (84) holy see (vatican city state) (heart failure from profound hypotension and complete circulatory collapse from septic shock.
Articles about the papacy and the current pope, pope john paul ii, including summaries of his encyclicals, and an article on how popes are elected. 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. With the passing of pope john paul ii, the world has lost a moral leader fervently committed to fighting the prejudice and hatred that led to the holocaust karol jozef wojtyla was born and raised in the village of wadowice, poland, where one quarter of the population was jewish his own personal experience of nazi. Pope saint john paul ii served as pope and sovereign of the vatican city state from 1978 to 2005 he is called saint john paul the great by some catholics he was elected by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after pope john paul i, who had been elected in august to succeed.