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Pope St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II, circa 1992. | L'Osservatore Romano.

Journalists Contradict Allegations of "cover up" Against John Paul II Before He was Pope

Dec 7, 2022

Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer that St. John Paul II “covered up” sexual abuse while still a bishop in Poland.

St. John Paul II during an open-air Mass on June 9, 1991, in Warsaw, Poland. | JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images

15 Quotes From St. John Paul II on His Love for the Eucharist

Oct 22, 2022

Catholics worldwide remember St. John Paul II on his feast day, Oct. 22. His “secret” to life and all that he did, he said, was the Eucharist — Christ present on earth.

Pope John Paul II prays in Managua's cathedral before ending his visit to Nicaragua on Feb. 7, 1996. Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images

St. John Paul II’s "dark night" in Nicaragua

Aug 27, 2022

When then Pope John Paul II’s plane landed in Nicaragua on March 4, 1983, the authorities were waiting, including Daniel Ortega, who with his wife, Rosario Murillo, now lead the country’s current dictatorship.

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: