Pope John Paul II: May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005
Pope John Paul died at 9:37 on the evening of April 2 as more than 70,000 faithful were gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the rosary. They had been flowing into the square all day long in ever increasing numbers, of all ages and from all continents and walks of life, families large and small, Catholics and non, cardinals and bishops, priests and seminarians, men and women religious.
John Paul II, Karol Józef Wojtyla (1920-2005) was the first Slavic pope in history and the first non-Italian pope since Adrian VI in 1522. He was also the most widely travelled pope, having made over 100 papal visits abroad, more than all his predecessors put together. John Paul II was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church on October 16, 1978, following the short pontificate of his namesake, Pope John Paul I.
Holy Spirit Interactive brings you a special tribute to Pope John Paul II including a lovely song on the Holy Father by Erin Berghouse.
- The 26 Years of John Paul II
- He Said It: Quotes by Pope John Paul II
- What Happens Next?
- The Funeral Mass for John Paul II
- John Paul II - A Musical Tribute by Erin Berghouse
- John Paul II and Jesus Christ by Fr. Jack McArdle
- The Prophet of Divine Mercy by Fr. Rufus Pereira
- Cardinals, Conclaves and a New Pope by Fr. William Saunders
Holy Spirit Interactive also has an ongoing series on HSI Youth where Pope John Paul speaks to our young friends.
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