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    John Paul Jones

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    John Paul Jones The Bonhomme Richard vs. The HMS Serapis 	John Paul was born in the small fishing village of Arbigland, Scotland on July 6, 1747. To his parents John Paul and Jean MacDuff he was the fourth child. They had seven children but unfortunately all but two died in infancy. The family was originally from Fife but John Paul's father had taken the family and moved to Arbigland where William Craik, the owner of a large estate their had met him and hired him to be his gardener. John Paul

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    John Paul II

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    JOHN PAUL II JOHN PAUL II was the first non-Italian pope since 1523, whose energetic, active approach to his office, unprecedented world travel, and firm religious conservatism have enhanced the importance of the papacy in both the Roman Catholic church and the non-Catholic world. The pope is also the head of the independent state of Vatican City. Born Karol Wojty³a on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland, he studied poetry and drama at the University of Kraków. During World War II he worked

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    An influential pontiff John Paul II transformed the papacy but conservative views alienated some John Paul II was the third-longest serving pope in history. Story Tools (CNN) -- Voicing a strong moral vision, Pope John Paul II forged a legacy as one of the Catholic Church's most influential and controversial leaders. The 264th pontiff traveled more and beatified more people than any pope in history. Supporters and critics alike agree on the immense significance of his 26-year papacy. During

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    The Pope: John Paul II

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    soon became a candidate for the role as the Pope. At this particular time Popes were usually Italian and Polish people such as the Pope were looked down upon. The election for Pope was concluding and the news broke out that the new Pope was to be John Paul II. It meant a lot to the Polish community when they saw a Polish Pope walk through those doors and onto the balcony to greet the crowd. During the years following his nomination the Pope traveled to many places to speak about the power of God and

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    Pope John Paul the Second

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    Pope John Paul the Second It was recently this year that the Catholic world had lost its leader, Pope John Paul II. For many believers John Paul was a great icon and governed their church in the most respectful way. Since his election in 1978, there have been many books, movies and articles on the life of Karol Wojtyla. Many studies depicted him as one of the greatest Popes’ Catholicism ever had. He has not only

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    Pope John Paul II

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    Newly canonized Saint Pope John Paul II arose from the ashes of a then occupied Poland to lead over 1.2 billion catholics into a revolution of peace and love during a time when the world seemed to have forgotten that. Saint Pope John Paul II was a great leader in a difficult time due to the fact that he changed the way people think about the catholic church, he restored relation with other religions, and he helped end communism. These actions not only changed the role of the papacy indefinitely,

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    The Politics of Pope John Paul II

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    Wojtyla, to become the 264th Bishop of Rome and the Vicar of Christ; the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years. On October 22 of that year, Wojtyla was installed as Pope John Paul II, honoring the two popes of the Second Vatican Council, whose reforms he intended to continue throughout the duration of his papacy. Once in power, John Paul immediately displayed an activist approach which was unprecedented in the papacy. Despite advancements in transportation and technology, his activism in the world

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    Pope John Paul II

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    Pope John Paul II "Veritatis Splendor" was about the church's moral teachings. Some major points made in this encyclical are of abstaining to conform to the world and morality. The point of this encyclical is to remind the Catholic people of what the church believes in because along with the times, people are changing. Conforming to the world, meaning participating in the immoral acts that are being committed is not what the church wants people to do. The church is sticking to their guns

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    Biography of Pope John Paul the Second The most recognised man in the world, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland on the 18th May, 1920. When he was born he was given the name Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Karol after his father and Jozef after the father of Jesus Christ. He was referred to affectionately as Lolek. By the age of 21 the Pope had experienced great loss with the deaths of all the immediate members of his family. His mother died when he was only 8 years old

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    Pope John Paul II

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    Christ, Successor of St. Peter, Prince of Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Sovereign of Vatican City and the only pope featured in a comic book -- Marvel doing the honor in 1983 -- Pope John Paul II was Karol Jozef Wojtyla. Friends in Wadowice, a town of 8,000 Catholics and 2,000 Jews 35 miles southwest of Krakow, called Wojtyla "Lolek." Lolek was born in 1920, the second son of Karol Wojtyla (voy TIH wah) Sr., a retired army officer and

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