Pope John Paul II By: Jack Roth

Pope John Paul II's father was Karol Josef Wojtyla and his mother was Emilia Kaczorowska. He was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowitz, Poland.
As a child, Karol Josef Wojtyla II enjoyed many things such like Acting and Soccer. Sadly, his mother passed away when he was young. He Excelled in Academics and Drama.

Later in his life, he went to secondary school and graduated valedictorian.

Later on in his life, he and his father fled from Poland, trying to escape the Nazis, but returned after learning the Russians also invaded. When he returned to Poland, he joined the Rhapsodic Theater, an underground group devoted to preserving Polish culture. In 1942 he joined the priesthood. In 1978, he became pope.

On April 7, 2005 at Vatican City, Pope John Paul II passed away.

When He Joined the priesthood his mission work began. He became a cardinal, and he planted churches in Poland despite its communist rule. When he became pope, he beatified, or helped to admit someone's faith, 1,340 people and canonized 483 saints. In Mexico, he preached to one of the largest groups ever assembled, 5 million people. Some of his major achievements were reaffirming hundreds of bishops in Latin America and starting an anti-Soviet movement in the church.
Some of his most famous quotes are: "Stupidity is also a gift from God, but one mustn't misuse it.", "Darkness can only be scattered by night, hatred can only be conquered by love.", and "The future begins today, not tomorrow."
"Each one should use whatever gift he has serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Some other interesting facts about him are: He is known to the Catholics as Saint John Paul the Great and He is the longest serving pope In modern history.
William B. Blakemore, "Pope John Paul II". brittanica.com. WEB. NP,ND, 4 April 2017. biography.com editing team. "Pope John Paul II." biography.com. A&E Television Company. ND. 25 April 2017.


Created with images by ell brown - "Corsa Italia, Sorrento - Pope John Paul II - statue" • Lukas Rauscher - "Pope John Paul II figure at Madame Tussauds Berlin" • FaceMePLS - "Johannes Paulus II" • Beyond Forgetting - "POPE JOHN PAUL II" • manhhai - "TIME cover 10-30-1978 of Pope John Paul II, from Osservatore Romano." • edenpictures - "Pope John Paul II" • edenpictures - "Pope John Paul Statue" • Catholicus Fluminensis - "42-15248354" • FaceMePLS - "Johannes Paulus II"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.