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About Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was the head of the Roman Catholic Church until his death in 2005. He was declared a Saint on April 27th 2014.
Pope John Paul II was a messenger of mercy who was filled with love for God and mankind. May 1981 there was an assassination attempt on his life. Mehmet Agca shot and critically wounded the Pope while he was riding in an open-air automobile; greeting the crowds that had gathered to see him. The Pope recovered and immediately went to see Mehmet to forgive him for what he had done. Pope John Paul II held the papacy from 1978-2005.
The Pope’s birth name was Karol Wojtyla. He was born in Poland. He was very well educated and was fluent in 8 languages. The Pope was the 1st Pope to visit the U.S. White House during his papacy. He was very interested in theatre before joining the priesthood. He even appeared in several stage productions as a teenager.
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Famous quotes by Pope John Paul II
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.Pope John Paul II
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.Pope John Paul II
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.Pope John Paul II
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.Pope John Paul II
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.Pope John Paul II
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.Pope John Paul II
I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing.Pope John Paul II
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.Pope John Paul II
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.Pope John Paul II
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.Pope John Paul II
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.Pope John Paul II
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.Pope John Paul II
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.Pope John Paul II
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.Pope John Paul II
The future starts today, not tomorrow.Pope John Paul II
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.Pope John Paul II
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.Pope John Paul II
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.Pope John Paul II
There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.Pope John Paul II
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.Pope John Paul II
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.Pope John Paul II
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.Pope John Paul II
War is a defeat for humanity.Pope John Paul II
What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.Pope John Paul II
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.Pope John Paul II
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.Pope John Paul II
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II's Popularity
Pope John Paul II was a famous 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, who was born on May 18, 1920. As a person born on this date, Pope John Paul II is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (May 18) and the 1st most popular for the year (1920).
People born on May 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Pope John Paul II is the 5th most popular Taurus.
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