Pope John Paul II
· John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice Poland he died on April 2, 2005
· Pope John Paul II was born in Karol Jozef Wojtyla he was pope of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005.
· In 1978 John Paul became the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years.
· He was a vocal advocate for human rights and used his influence to effect political change.
It was announced in July of 2013 that he would be declared a saint in April of the following year.
· John Paul the was longest reigning pope in history.