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Pope St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II in 1978. Vatican Media.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named among Patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

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"I pray to John Paul II": How Ukrainian Refugee Found Shelter at Pope’s Former Residence

Mar 23, 2022

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko.

The Bishop’s Palace in Kraków, southern Poland. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

St. John Paul II’s Former Residence in Poland Opens Doors to Ukrainian Refugees

Mar 9, 2022

Almost 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland.

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Five Ways Saint Pope John Paul II Changed the Catholic Church Forever

Oct 22, 2021

You probably know that St. Pope John Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in modern history with 27 years of pontificate, and he was the first non-Italian pontiff since the Dutch Pope Adrian VI in 1523. But did you know that he changed the Catholic Church forever during those 27 years?  Here are five reasons why: