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

Let's end economic inequality this Jubilee, Pope says
Let's end economic inequality this Jubilee, Pope says
Why Catholic News Agency?
Pope Francis' life changed in 1953
A papal pep talk for athletes
Joseph Fiennes meets Pope Francis
Pope Francis: God always makes the first move
Leonardo DiCaprio meets Pope Francis
Pope Francis wants you to be a missionary of mercy
You have a mission to serve the poor, Pope asserts
Baptism is bigger than our differences, Pope says
Surprise! It's Pope Francis.
Your sin cannot stop God's mercy, Pope says
Pope Francis baptizes 26 infants at the Vatican
Migrants take centerstage in Pope's address to diplomats
Vatican newspaper blasts Charlie Hebdo cover
Want peace on earth? Open your Bible, Pope says
"Cumpleaños feliz!" Italian youth help Pope ring in birthday
'Salvation is free!' Pope Francis says
Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St. John Lateran
Pope Francis: Why a Jubilee of Mercy?
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