When Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, he became the first Slavic Pope in history and the first non Italian in 455 years Taking the name John Paul II, the new Pope delivered a message in his first homily in St Peter s Square that has resounded throughout his entire papacy Be not afraid Created for the occasion of his twenty fifth anniversary as PopeWhen Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, he became the first Slavic Pope in history and the first non Italian in 455 years Taking the name John Paul II, the new Pope delivered a message in his first homily in St Peter s Square that has resounded throughout his entire papacy Be not afraid Created for the occasion of his twenty fifth anniversary as Pope, John Paul II A Light for the World provides a celebration in photographs and words of the courageous pastor who guides than one billion Catholics and has made his mark on history the world over Elegantly designed and produced, John Paul II A Light for the World features over 140 photographs many of which seldom have been seen outside the Vatican by official Vatican photographers who have captured the Pope s remarkable life and ministry for two and a half decades These beautiful photographs are accompanied by selections from the Pope s own speeches and writings as well as essays and personal reflections by scholars and friends that provide insight into the public and private person of Pope John Paul II Organized into three sections Pastor, Pilgrim, Prophet than forty essays by staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops explore the depth and breadth of the themes central to John Paul s papacy, while nearly thirty personal reflections by cardinals, bishops, and others who have had personal encounters with the Pope reveal his profoundly human, and often humorous, side A joint effort between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Communications Campaign and Sheed Ward, John Paul II A Light for the World is the definitive commemoration of John Paul II s twenty fifth anniversary as Pope The book opens with a personal greeting from Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State a foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations an introduction by Bishop Wilton D Gregory, president of the USCCB and a historical sketch by John Thavis, Rom
John Paul II Death, Miracles Facts Biography Pope John Paul II was ordained in , became the bishop of Ombi in , and became the archbishop of Krakow in He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI Saint John Paul II Biography Facts Britannica Saint John Paul II, the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church , the first non Italian pope in years and the first from a Slavic country His pontificate of than years was the third longest in history He was canonized in Learn about his life and papacy. St Pope John Paul II Saints Angels Catholic Online Saint John Paul II Biography Karol J Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city kilometres from Cracow, on May , .He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska His mother died in . Saint John Paul II Franciscan Media Pope John Paul II was the first non Italian pope in years In time, he made pastoral visits to countries, including several with small Christian populations John Paul II promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives, especially the Day of Prayer for World Peace in Assisi. TOP QUOTES BY POPE JOHN PAUL II of A Z Quotes Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church for nearly years.
John Paul II A Light for the World Essays and Reflections on the Papacy of John Paul II When Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope on October he became the first Slavic Pope in history and the first non Italian in years Taking the name John Paul II the new Pope delivered a messag
A great book of memories and reflections on the papacy of John Paul II. Also with grat peictures.