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  Pope John II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
John II born Mercurius was pope from 533 to 535.
He was the first pope to adopt a new name (regnal name) upon elevation to the papacy, as his theophoric birth name honoured the Roman god Mercury.
John remained on good terms with Athalaric, who, being of the Arian Christianity, was content to refer to John's tribunal all actions brought against the Roman clergy.
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 Pope John Paul II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Paul II was succeeded by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who had led the Funeral Mass for John Paul II.
Pope John Paul II A notable achievement of John Paul II was the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which became an international bestseller.
Pope John Paul II could not escape the controversy of the involvement of Croatian Catholic clergy with the Ustasa regime of an active collaborator with the Ustaše fascist regime.
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Pope John Paul was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland.
John Paul II suffered from Parkinson's disease, an arthritic knee, an aching hip and the lingering effects of the 1981 assassination attempt.
Pope John Paul II led the world's Roman Catholics since he was the surprise choice of the College of Cardinals on Oct. 16, 1978.
www.cbc.ca /news/obit/pope   (1644 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Pope John Paul II
In 1976 he was invited by Pope Paul VI to preach the lenten sermons to the members of the Papal Household.
John Paul II is the most traveled pope in history, having visited nearly every country in the world which would receive him.
In the summer of 1995, Pope John Paul II began a lengthy catechisis on the Blessed Virgin Mary during his weekly Angelus addresses, culminating on 25 October 1995, with his instruction on Our Lady's active participation in the Sacrifice of Calvary.
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 Pope John Paul II's Final Days: Pray for the Pope
Cardinal Mario Francesco Pompedda, who visited the dying pope, described the scene in the pope's bedroom: Assisted by several doctors and his personal staff, the pontiff lay serenely on a bed in the middle of his room, comforted by cushions, occasionally opening his eyes in greeting to the handful of visitors allowed inside.
Many observers consider Pope John Paul an unparalleled protagonist in the political and spiritual events that shaped the modern age, from the end of the Cold War to the start of the third millennium.
Pope John Paul's funeral, expected to be attended by world leaders from far and wide, will take place four to six days after his death.
www.americancatholic.org /news/pope/popehospitalized   (1268 words)

 Pope John Paul II - Wikiquote
Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, died April 2, 2005 in Vatican City), was Pope — the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Pope John Paul should be remembered as a freedom fighter against communism, and a great Christian leader (Transcript ABC Radio interview, Australia, April 3, 2005).
Queen Elizabeth II: expressed her "deep sorrow" at the death of Pope John Paul II and remembered his efforts at promoting peace throughout the world.
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At this period simony in the election of popes and bishops was rife among clergy and laity.
After the death of the predecessor of John II there was a vacancy of over two months, and during that period shameless trafficking in sacred things was indulged in.
Two hundred and seventeen bishops assembled in council at Carthage (535) submitted to John II the question as to whether bishops who had lapsed into Arianism should, on repentance keep their rank or be admitted to lay communion.
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 ABC News: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84
The crowds began gathering by the thousands on Friday when the Vatican announced the pope was in "very grave" condition.Pope John Paul II had suffered cardio-circular failure and septic shock late Thursday while being treated for a urinary infection, the Vatican said.
John Paul appeared at his window on Easter Sunday, March 27, to bless the faithful thronging St. Peter's Square, but he was unable to speak.
The pope was given the sacrament known as known as Anointing of the Sick, which is reserved for the very ill or dying.
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 USATODAY.com - Pope John Paul II dies, ending 26-year reign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pope John Paul II, who reigned for 26 years over the Roman Catholic Church and reached out to record numbers of people across the globe, died Saturday night in his Vatican City apartment.
As John Paul's death neared, members of the College of Cardinals, the red-robed "princes" of the Roman Catholic Church, headed toward the Vatican to prepare for the secret duty of locking themselves in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pope.
John Paul was a robust 58 when the cardinals stunned the world and elected the cardinal from Krakow, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-04-02-pope-passes_x.htm   (1868 words)

 Karol Wojtyla | Pope John Paul II | Leader of the Roman Catholic Church
Pope Pius XII appointed Wojtyla an auxiliary bishop in Krakow on July 4, 1958, and Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Krakow on December 30, 1963.
John Paul II asserted that he took the name of his predecessors (John, Paul, John Paul) to emphasize his desire to continue the reforms of the Vatican II Council.
John Paul II was the most traveled pope in history, visiting more than 120 countries during his 26-year papacy, nearly every country in the world which would receive him.
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 Pope John Paul II and the Jews
John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 2020, in the Polish town of Wadowice, where he had Jewish friends and neighbors and was an eyewitness to the Holocaust.
In February 2000, the Pope and Yasser Arafat issued a joint condemnation of any unilateral decision that would “change the unique character of Jerusalem,” terming such a decision “legally and morally invalid.” Arafat and the Pope, meeting in the Vatican, called for an international status to be granted to Jerusalem.
John Paul was also criticized for refusing to fully open the Vatican archives to allow scholars to examine the actions of Pope Pius XII, who John Paul also supported for sainthood, during the Holocaust.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/anti-semitism/johnpaul.html   (907 words)

 Pope John Paul II dies - Wikinews
John Paul II has left a mark in the history, he'll be remembered as one of those men who indicated a way...
Buckingham Palace issued a statement where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom expressed her "deep sorrow" at the passing of Pope John Paul II.
The announcement of Pope John Paul II's death in Saint Peter's Square at 19:58 UTC was met with applause, a traditional Italian gesture of respect, followed by silence.
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 Pope John Paul II dies
John Paul's passing set in motion centuries of tradition that mark the death of the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
As John Paul's death neared, members of the College of Cardinals, the red-robed "princes" of the Roman Catholic Church, were already headed toward the Vatican to prepare for the secret duty of locking themselves in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pope.
John Paul II is criticized by some for failing to react quickly or strongly enough, but he decries the abuse as a sin and a crime.
www.suntimes.com /special_sections/pope/cst-nws-pope02.html   (2701 words)

 Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Pope John Paul II's acclaimed play about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of love is performed at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center for a limited engagement.
Students who explored Pope John Paul II's guidelines for peace earned $23,000 in scholarships in the final round of competition in the national essay contest sponsored by the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center on April 22.
The legacy of Pope John Paul II will be celebrated at a gala international event to be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (pictured below) on November 16, 2005.
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 frontline: john paul II - the millennial pope | PBS
FRONTLINE's "Pope John Paul II-The Millennial Pope," a bold and innovative new biography on this controversial world leader, is a journey through the 20th century to the sources of John Paul II's character and beliefs and the passionate reaction to him.
In the two decades John Paul II has commanded the world stage, re-invigorating the Catholic Church in much of the world, he has defined himself by his opposition to many of the dominant secular ideologies and passions of our time: communism, feminism, capitalism and consumerism.
Their stories are evocative of major themes in the Pope's life: the shaping influence of his youth in Poland, his remarkable relationship with Jews, his part in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, his battle with liberation theology, his repudiation of the ordination of women, and his relentless exhortation to faith.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pope   (335 words)

 Pope to remain in hospital a few more days - World News - MSNBC.com
Alastair Grant / AP Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful from his suite at the Gemelli hospital in Rome on Sunday.
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II will remain hospitalized a few more days as a precaution, the Vatican said Monday, a day after the 84-year-old pope appeared at his clinic window to show the world he was recovering from his latest health crisis.
John Paul has been cutting back on his schedule in recent years and turning more of his speeches to aides to be read because of his difficulty speaking due to Parkinson’s.
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 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Pope John Paul II
John Paul II has never been a man to remain shrouded behind the walls of the Vatican.
Despite the Pope's progressive, hands-on leadership, he is not without his critics, particularly over his views on contentious issues such as divorce, contraception and abortion.
The Pope holds a weekly audience on Wednesdays and until his latest bout of ill health led to the cancellation of his engagements, had not missed one since September 2003.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/1944464.stm   (588 words)

 Pope John Paul II Life, Writings and Galleries
John Paul II has been credited with helping to bring down communism in eastern Europe by sparking what amounted to a peaceful revolution in his Polish homeland; seeking to heal divisions between Christians and Jews and Muslims and all religions; and working tirelessly for peace in the world, most recently in Iraq.
His 25th anniversary as Pope, in 2003, highlighted John Paul’s role as one of the most influential religious figures of the last century as he reached a milestone matched by only three of his predecessors.
John Paul II also ushered the Vatican into the media age, becoming something of a superstar and drawing cheering crowds wherever he went, particularly among the young.
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 Pope John Paul II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pope John Paul II ess than a week after Christians celebrated Easter, as the gentle winds of spring began to swirl through the Northern Hemisphere, the life of Pope John Paul II, the spiritual leader of the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics, slipped into the ages.
In 1981 John Paul II was shot and severely wounded in an assassination attempt, and in later years he suffered from numerous health problems, including cancer and an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Whenever Pope John Paul II signed a papal bull—a written communication from the Vatican Chancery—his signature was accompanied by his formal papal seal.
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 The "unofficial" Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II (1920-) is said to be the most recognized person in the world.
He is the most traveled Pope in the 2,000 year history of the Church and speaks eight languages.
He was the first non-italian chosen as Pope in 456 years and the youngest in this century.
www.zpub.com /un/pope   (396 words)

 Pope John Paul II
The evidence suggests he was not, but the future Pope did allow and encourage wide-ranging, open conversation wherever he went, a radical stance in Communist Poland.
Wojtyla moved up the church hierarchy, and was elected Pope after the single-month tenure of Pope John Paul I, becoming the first non-Italian Pope since 1523.
John Paul II took prominent stands against abortion, birth control, the use of condoms to prevent AIDS, homosexuality, divorce, pornography, the ordination of women, and America's sanctions and eventual attack on Iraq.
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 CBC News Indepth: The Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The newly-elected Pope, Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 19, 2005.
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
The first German pope since the 11th century arrives with the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics wondering if the early assumptions will be the story of the new papacy, or if he can reach out to his doubters and bring them back into the fold.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/pope   (846 words)

 Pope John Paul II calls War a Defeat for Humanity: Neoconsevative Iraq Just War Theories Rejected
John Paul II stated before the 2003 war that this war would be a defeat for humanity which could not be morally or legally justified.
John Paul II sent his personal representative, Cardinal Pio Laghi, a friend of the Bush family, to remonstrate with the U.S. President before the war began.
John Paul II has sought to distance the Catholic Church from George Bush's idea of the manifest Christian destiny of the United States, and especially to avoid the appearance of a clash of Christian civilization against Islam.
www.cjd.org /paper/jp2war.html   (1293 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » The Church » Pope » POPE JOHN PAUL II
Pope John Paul II's Homily at the Mass Beginning His Pastoral Ministry The Holy Father's homily at the Mass on 22 October 1978 marking the beginning of his pastoral ministry.
Pope in the Newsroom by William McGurn (from Catholic Dossier, July/August 1996)
Pope's Siege Mentality Fr Peter Stravinskas contends that Pope John Paul II does have a "siege mentality" and is influenced by his Polish experience but that this is an asset rather than a liability when dealing with the Church in America.
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/johnpaul2.asp   (508 words)

 NPR : Pope John Paul II: A Tribute
April 7, 2005 · The death of Pope John Paul II has given the Catholic church a moment to assess the shifting demographics of Catholicism.
Nearly 30 million Congolese are Catholic, and Pope John Paul II visited the Democratic Republic of Congo twice during his papacy.
The late Pope John Paul II made the founder a saint in 2004.
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