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

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  • 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

Pope Francis addresses Super Bowl LI
Pope Francis addresses Super Bowl LI
Cardinal Tobin talks immigration, March for Life
Expand the horizons of your hearts this Advent, Pope Francis says
A wedding proposal at the Vatican
The Pope said this act of mercy is beautiful and important
As Year of Mercy ends, Holy Doors close around the world
Want to practice mercy? Visit the sick, Pope says
Pope: Mourn your loved ones, but hope in resurrection
Pope on All Saints' Day: Saints knew authentic happiness
Basilica of St. Benedict destroyed in earthquake
Pope Francis leads moment of prayer for Mosul
McVatican? McDonald's to open in Vatican property
Pope on US election: Study, pray and choose
Argentina's first saint, canonized by its first Pope!
Pope Francis: Prayer is a fight, not escapism
Pope surprises kids in latest Mercy Friday outing
Priest who moved Pope to tears to be named Cardinal
Pope Francis pays surprise visit to Amatrice
Young priest killed by Nazis beatified
Pope meets with survivors of Nice terror attack
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