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Latest stories: St. John Paul II

Today, October 22, We Celebrate Pope Saint John Paul II

Oct 22, 2021

Saint John Paul II is perhaps one of the most well-known pontiffs in recent history, and is most remembered for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe during his 27-year papacy.

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005 / Screenshot from TV Trwam.

The story of Crucifix St. John Paul II Held on His Last Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday. This is the remarkable story of that crucifix.

Pope John Paul II in 1996. / Vatican Media.

New Book Highlights St. John Paul II’s Influence Amid Cold War

Nov 18, 2020

A new book on St. John Paul II examines the relationship of the Polish pope with Central and Eastern European countries during the Cold War.

Pope St. John Paul II in 1979. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis Hails St. John Paul II's "great witness"' Ahead of Centenary

May 5, 2020

Pope Francis said that he has looked up to St. John Paul II throughout his priesthood in a book foreword he wrote ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the Polish pope’s birth. 

Pope Francis gives his Wednesday audience message on March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: The Church’s Pro-life Message is More Relevant Than Ever

Mar 25, 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church's pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.