Pope St. John Paul II
Feast Day: October 22
Patronage: Archdiocese of Krakow, World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day, Young Catholics, Families, Swidnica, Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation, labor
This fine art print is ready to frame. The 8x10" and 11x14" are printed on acid-free 80 lb. cardstock. The 16x20" and larger are printed on premium 11-mil, acid-free paper. The watermark will not appear on your print.
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Saint John Paul II, known as John Paul the Great, was born Karol Wojtyla in Poland and had an active happy youth. Yet before his 21st birthday, his whole family had died. He studied for the priesthood in secret during the Nazis and then Communism control of Poland. He was secretly ordained in 1946. For the next 20 years, he was a pastor, a professor, and a student himself. In 1978 Karol Wojtyla became the first non-Italian Pope of the Catholic Church. He traveled to over 100 countries, was a prolific writer, and was loved by youth worldwide. He survived an assassination attempt in 1981 and even forgave the assassin. Pope John Paul died of Parkinson’s disease and was the second longest reigning Pope.