HIS LIFE

  • Biography of John Paul II

    Karol Józef Wojtyla was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers from Krakow, on May 18, 1920.

  • Official Image

    Download the high resolution official image here

  • Animated video

    What made John Paul II a Saint? In five minutes discover the answer by watching: "Saint John Paul II: The Life of a Holy Pope" 

Videos

Benedict XVI celebrates 65 years as a priest
Benedict XVI celebrates 65 years as a priest
Pray for Istanbul alongside Pope Francis
Pope Francis' bedtime prayer
Those questions we all have? Here's the answer
Francis surprises Rome's retired priests
"You are powerful!" Pope Francis greets young tiger
Pope Francis: Jesus regularly passes through our lives. Do you notice?
What you need to know about the Church's newest saints
Pope Francis: God has a weakness for the humble
Pope Francis surprises home for disabled
The day Our Lady saved St. John Paul II
Pope Francis: The devil has no power over this!
Pope Francis personally greets 23 new Swiss Guards
Pope Francis: Be witnesses to Christ every day, everywhere
Pope Francis mourns escalating violence in Syria
Pope Francis greets Aboriginal Canadians
Do you know how to love? Pope Francis challenges Catholics
Pope Francis hears teens' confessions
There's no phone app for happiness, Pope tells young people
The Pope details unplanned meeting with Bernie Sanders
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