Pope John Paul II

Victor Martinez


· 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.

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· 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.

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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.

The last days of Pope John Paul II - The untold stories (Cnn)