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Pope St. John Paul II. / L'Osservatore Romano /

The Next Hundred Years of St. John Paul II’s Legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according to his biographer and others who knew the man.

St. John Paul II during his apostolic visit to Uganda in 1993. /

On St. John Paul II’s Centenary Birthday, Africans Recall Saint Who Walked in Their Midst

Of all the remarkable moments that a priest in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi recalls from the many occasions he interacted with St. John Paul II during his 27-year tenure as Pope, one particular experience stands out.

Pope John Paul II made Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, a cardinal in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 21, 2001. Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images /

St. John Paul II was an "extraordinary gift" to the Church: Pope Francis

Pope Francis described St. John Paul II as “an extraordinary gift of God to the Church and to Poland” in a video message to young people in Kraków Monday.

Pope Francis waves from a window of the apostolic palace May 10, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

St. John Paul II is Remembered With 'affection and gratitude': Pope Francis

Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. Pope John Paul II, saying his predecessor is remembered “with much affection and gratitude.”

Pope John Paul II greets Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his inauguration October 22, 1978. / Vatican Media

Benedict XVI Hails John Paul II as ‘liberating restorer’ of Church

John Paul II was a “liberating restorer of the Church” in the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, Benedict XVI has said in a letter marking the 100th anniversary of the saint’s birth.

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

The Next Hundred Years of St. John Paul II’s Legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according to his biographer and others who knew the man.

The late retired president Daniel Moi with Pope John Paul II / Getty images

Kenyans Mourn Longest Serving President Who Hosted Three Papal Visits

Kenya’s President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi who passed on Tuesday, February 4 will be remembered not only for being the longest serving president of the East African country but also for hosting the highest number of Papal visits in the nation.