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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.
John Paul II was interred in the grottoes under the basilica, the Tomb of the Popes.
John Paul II said that it was up to the United Nations to solve the international conflict through diplomacy and that a unilateral aggression is a crime against peace and a violation of international law.
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 Boston.com / News / Special reports / Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005
Pope John Paul II was one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century.
Pope John Paul II, his face veiled with white silk and his body resting in a simple cypress casket, was mourned by millions yesterday in one of the biggest funerals the world has ever known.
Pope John Paul II died at age 84 as millions of Catholics prayed beneath his window and around the world, ending one of the most extraordinary and influential papacies in the 2,000-year history of Christianity.
www.boston.com /news/specials/pope   (377 words)

  
 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.
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 Relationships with Pope John Paul II
Introducing Pope John Paul II Polish ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic priest who rose in the hierarchy of the church to be elected the 264th Pope on October 16, 1978, ca.
John Paul always credited the Virgin of Fatima for saving his life because he was shot on her feast day, May 13.
On December 24, 1999, John Paul II opened the Holy Door to Saint Peter's Basilica at 11:26 PM MET, ushering in a holy year that was supposed to have set the tone for the entire third millennium.
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 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)

  
 Karol Wojtyla | Pope John Paul II | Leader of the Roman Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
In 1993, John Paul II was stricken with Parkinson's disease, a condition that grew progressively worse, slurring his speech, and causing him to shake uncontrollably and shuffle when he walked.
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
On April 2, 2005, Pope John II passed away in his Vatican apartment and with his passing, the world lost not only a tremendous world spiritual leader but it seems that a brilliant beacon of goodness, peace, and light has been extinguished forever.
Pope John Paul II was born Karol Joseph Wojtyla on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice Poland.
On October 16, 1978 he not only became the first non Italian Pope 456 years; he was also the youngest Pope in history and the first since Pius II in the 15 Century to be a "man of letters".
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 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)

  
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John Paul has denounced anti-Semitism as a "sin against God and humanity," called upon all Christians to avoid any anti-Jewish interpretation of scriptures, and recommended caution in preaching and teaching.
His spiritual pilgrimage to the Synagogue of Rome was the first by a pope since the time of Peter, and his address there spanned centuries of mistrust.
In 1994 Pope John Paul II took the historic step of establishing relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel.
www.adl.org /PresRele/VaticanJewish_96/4371_96.htm   (281 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Pope John Paul II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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   (597 words)

  
 John Paul II
John Paul pursued ecumenism (primarily with the Anglican Communion and Orthodox churches), although he was unsuccessful in arranging a visit to Russia, and took various steps to improve relations with Jews, including Vatican recognition of Israel and acknowledgment of Catholic failures in responding to the
John Paul issued two encyclicals (1981, 1991) on economic issues in which he praised free-market economies but criticized the inadequacies and injustices of both capitalism and Communism.
John Paul II, - John Paul II, pope, in March issued an unprecedented, comprehensive papal apology for errors the...
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 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
The first non-Italian Pope in 455 years - and at 58, the youngest Pope of the 20th Century - he was little known outside Vatican circles, and few experts tipped him as successor to Pope John Paul, who died after only 33 days in office.
John Paul II is now in the 27th year of his pontificate which makes him almost the longest-reigning Pope in history.
John Paul II - the leader of the world's estimated one billion Catholics - has visited more than 100 countries, and is estimated to have effectively circled the globe 27 times.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/4228059.stm   (532 words)

  
 Pope John Paul the most revered human being on earth popejohnpaul.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Karol Josef Wojtyla (pronounced Voy-tee-wah) was born in Wadowice, Poland on May 18, 1920, to an administrative officer in the Polish army and a former schoolteacher.
On October 16, 1978, at age 58, he was elected to succeed Pope John Paul I. He was the first Polish pope and also the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI in 1522.
That same year Pope John Paul II suffered severe wounds when he was shot as he entered St. Peter's Square to address a general audience.
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 Pope John Paul II
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.
Though he played an important part in events behind the Iron Curtain, crediting John Paul II with the collapse of the Soviet Union is an understandable exaggeration.
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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 Amazon.com: Books: Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Though John Paul is a towering 20th-century figure, the assertion that his papacy is the most important since the Counter Reformation seems overblown.
Put simply, John Paul wants the world to know the good news about Jesus Christ that has led him throughout his own life to be utterly self-surrendering in order that the one to whom he surrenders may have the whole of him.
This book was written before the death of John Paul II (The hardcover version was published in 1999) so the author had time to carefully research and check his writing as oppossed to those quickie biographies that came out right after his death.
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 Remembering Pope John Paul ll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Pope’s affirmation of Judaism alongside Christianity, and his recognition of Jews as “our elder brothers” (as he put it) deserve special mention, especially given the history of the church in his native Poland.
Pope John Paul II was a great pope.
I have heard that he was called "John Paul The Great" and that only two other of his predecessors was called that.
www.bruderhof.com /articles/jca/jp-ii-tribute.htm   (2268 words)

  
 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.
Pope John Paul II - at The Catholic Community Forum
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 Pope to remain hospitalized - 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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 Quotes From Pope John Paul II On Medjugorje
The Pope replied with a smile that he hadn't done much, rather, it was a work of providence from above, and it was carried out in accordance with the promise of Our Lady of Fatima.
The Pope continued that the account of Our Lady of Fatima is private revelation and said that it differed fundamentally from public revelation.
Pope John Paul II, in response to a question asked by the Archbishop of Asuncion, La Paz, Bolivia.
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 CNN - Pope John Paul's crusade against communism - Jan. 21, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pope's mission has taken him into many of the world's most troubled regions, including Beirut, which he visited last year and where he preached peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians.
Cuba, one of the last communist outposts, is an obvious target for the pope, whose church there has been virtually run into the ground during the rule of veteran leader Fidel Castro.
To the island's Catholic leaders and the pope, liberation means greater freedom for the church.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9801/21/papal.politics   (490 words)

  
 Pope John Paul II News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pope Benedict XVI Urges Polish Pilgrims to Pray for Sainthood for John Paul II Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowds as he is driven during his weekly general audience in St. 3.2
A mirror below reflects initials inscribed in the lining: "JPII." This skullcap, worn by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Israel in March 2000, is part of a...
Four months after he died, Pope John Paul II was honored with a moment of silence at the end of Tuesday's Town Council meeting.
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 Pope's Statement
While the vast majority of U.S. Catholics support capital punishment, Pope John Paul II has declared the Church's near total opposition to the death penalty.
In his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" (The Gospel of Life) issued March 25, 1995 after four years of consultations with the world's Roman Catholic bishops, John Paul II wrote that execution is only appropriate "in cases of absolute necessity, in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society.
Today, however, as a result of steady immprovement in the organization of the penal system, such cases are very rare, if not practically nonexistent." Until this encyclical, the death penalty was viewed as sometimes permissible as a means of protecting society.
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 pope john paul ii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An upcoming CBS miniseries about Pope John Paul II is a ''papal page turner,'' the network's programming chief said Tuesday.
The CBS miniseries on Pope John Paul II's life is "a papal page turner," the network's entertainment president said Tuesday.
The Roman Catholic English deacon who sang the gospel during the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II is being ordained as a priest.
www.headlineblogs.com /pope-john-paul-ii.htm   (502 words)

  
 WTVY | Pope John Paul
A Vatican spokesman says Pope John Paul did observe Ash Wednesday in his hospital room, receiving ashes and inviting his doctors to stay for a special Mass.
His hospitalization meant that for the first time in the 26 years of his term, John Paul was unable to lead Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican.
An American cardinal filled in at St. Peter's Basilica, saying the pope's spiritual presence could be felt, while others offered prayers for John Paul's recovery.
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 Pope John Paul II Cultural Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, encourages the Cultural Center's efforts to bring the light of the Gospel and the richness of the Church's intellectual and artistic heritage to bear upon the great issues facing contemporary American society.
Visitors are "eyewitnesses" to history as they follow in the footsteps of John Paul II from his childhood in Poland, through World War II, and his work to improve inter-faith relations as Pope.
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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 NPR : Pope John Paul Offers Silent Easter Blessings
Pope John Paul II greets the faithful on Easter Sunday from his apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square.
All Things Considered, March 27, 2005 ·; Tens of thousands of Christians gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for Easter Mass saw Pope John Paul II bless them with the sign of the cross, but the ailing pontiff did not celebrate mass or verbally address the crowd.
Earlier, John Paul had chosen Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, to lead the holiday mass.
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