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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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    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 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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    Pope John Paul II

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    Pope John Paul II was not just a revolutionary Pope, but was also a revolutionary influence from the 20th century. His actions changed the course of history, ranging from the end of communism in Poland to improving the Catholic Church's relations with other religions. John Paul II witnessed humanity at its worst. He lived through the Nazi occupation of Poland. He also experienced the Soviet occupation of Poland. Even through these dark times, John had managed to keep on his faith and humanity. John

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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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    Pope John Paul II

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    Pope John Paul II begins his message by recalling the work of Pope Pius XII in his attempt to rectify the conflict between the doctrine of faith and the development of scientific research. Pope John Paul II follows the footsteps of his predecessor in by engaging in a dialogue with the Academy of Sciences concerning the origin of life and evolution. Pope John Paul II recognizes that the conclusion of evolution seems to be a direct contradiction to Revelation. In order to come about a solution,

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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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    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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    St. John Paul II is one of the most well-known Pope’s of all time. He was the first non-Italian pope to assume the papacy in 455 years. His love and care for all people around the world stood out the most. During his time as Pope, he visited over one hundred counties and he not only visited world leaders but those in hospitals, slums and prison. He was very talented in communicating with the youth. The Legacy St. John Paul II left will never be forgotten. He was the most influential pope to ever

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    Pope John Paul II reigned from October 6, 1978 to April 2, 2005, changing the role of the pope and the world in many ways. During his reign, which was the second longest papacy ever, Pope John Paul II played a critical role in the collapse of communism in Europe (cnn.com,Gilgoff). After Pope John Paul II was elected he returned to his homeland of Poland which was under communist rule. He sought to end communism while in Poland. He told the Polish people “don’t give up” repeatedly, starting a revolution

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