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Pope John Paul Ii

Early Life Pope John Paul II was born as Karol Józef Wojtyła on May 18, 1920. He was born in a Polish town called Wadowice, Poland, which is about 35 miles Southwest of Krakow. Wadowice is a town that was 80% Catholic and 20% Jewish. His father, also Karol Wojtyla, was a retired Army officer and tailor, while his mother, Emilia Kaczorowska Wojtyla, was a schoolteacher from Lithuania. Karol had an older brother who was the pride of the family as a Physician and an infant sister that died before...

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John Paul

Specifically, the life experience of Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II, significantly enriched and affirmed his belief in the Catholic Christian tradition. Born in 1920, Wojtyla endured great challenges throughout his life. By the age of 21, he had experienced the tragic loss of his entire family. In October 1978, he was elected as Pope, choosing the name of John Paul II. He accomplished much while serving as a Pope. In May 1981, he endured another almost tragic life experience which...

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The Final Hours of Pope John Paul Ii

John Doe English Mrs. Robinson 03/24/03 The Final Hours of Pope John Paul II It was Saturday, April 2, around 2:30 PM, when the Pope John Paul II passed away. Hours before, thousands of people clogged Rome's streets of Peters Square, as the Pope John Paul II awaited his passing. Tourists, Romans and religious followers gathered to show their regards. This was no easy passing for the Pope, he lead nearly one billion Catholics over his twenty-six year papacy. In his last hour, everyone noticed...

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Blessed Pope John Xxiii

Blessed Pope John XXIII Pope John XXIII held office for only five years, but he remains one of the most popularly beloved popes in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, not only by Catholics but also by non-Catholics. He had spent twenty-five years as a papal diplomat for Bulgaria, Turkey and France, and six years as archbishop of Venice, not being elected pope until he was 77. Pope John XXIII is perhaps best known for bringing together the second council that promoted the unity of all christian...

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pope john 23rd

John XXIII 1. Changes of Vatican II - John initiated an ecumenical council, he called for the concil He also set up the 10 commissions/secretariats 2. “open the windows of the church and let fresh air in” - second pentecost “I’ve looked into your eyes with my eyes, I have put my heart near your heart” “Do not listen to the prophets of doom” “listen to the signs of the times” - environmental ethics, different views 3. Pope John 23rd was a transitional pope because in a short amount of time...

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Pope John Paul Xiii Impact on Christianity

Pope John XXIII played a vital role in shaping Christianity as we know it today. He contributed socially, politically and liturgically and was a major influence in the establishment of ecumenism and interfaith dialogue between other churches and religions. He advocated Christian unity, social justice, human rights and the promotion of world peace, and his openness to all people led to him obtaining the name “Good Pope John”. The early life of Pope John XXIII shaped his morality and future ideas...

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Pope John 23 Notes

POPE JOHN XXIII * Found meaning in life by helping others * Significant contribution to development of Christianity. * Contributed Socially, Politically and liturgically. * Ecumenism – major influence for Catholic Church. * Advocate of Christian unity, social justice, human rights, and promotion world peace. * “People’s Pope” – friendly, sense of humour, gracious and humble. * Family – poor. * Believed that kindness can be offered without money. * Often visited...

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Pope Francis

the papal name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, and was elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. It was on March 13, 2013 that white smoke rose from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican and Pope Francis was elected the two hundred and sixty-sixth pope. He is a pope of many firsts. The first Jesuit pope, first pope from the Americas, and first non- European pope in more than a millennium. He is known for being humble, willing to help the poor...

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Pope Francis

Jennifer Willman Journal #5 04/01/2013 I like many others, have become intrigued by our newest pope. I found a few articles online that I have found very interesting. This is the first time that I have actually cared or even read about the pope. As I was reading these articles there were little bits that I had to look up because I had no idea what they were or what they meant. Unfortunately, I resorted to reading the wiki website. I could understand what they were talking about on that website...

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informative essay on pope

19 March 2013 Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Election of Pope Francis The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis are getting to be a pretty big deal around the world. Pope Benedict XVI was born under the name Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria Germany. He grew up under war and reparation from World War I. He was briefly a member of the Hitler Youth in his early teenage years. He turned to theology studies after the war. His father was...

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