• 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" 


"Peace be with you!" Pope Francis' spirited Q&A with Kenyan youth
"Peace be with you!" Pope Francis' spirited Q&A with Kenyan youth
Trial begins for five accused in second 'Vatileaks' case
Pope Francis holds Q&A with educators, students
Christ rules with love and truth, Pope reflects on Christ the King Sunday
Pope Francis to war-torn CAR: I want to bring you hope
Here's Pope Francis' message to Kenya and Uganda
"God cries!" Pope Francis says of world torn apart by war
Vatican begins unsealing Holy Door at St. Peter's
Pope to Church: Open your doors!
Bishop Robert Barron gives his take on new "Spotlight" film
After Paris attacks, Pope decries violence the in name of God
India's Eucharistic Congress is God's gift, Pope says
Pope to families: Put down your smartphones
Pope Francis in Africa
Sculpture seeks to comfort those who mourn abortion
Pope Francis may visit Auschwitz in July
Vatican reform unhampered by 'deplorable' leak, Pope says
Pope Francis prays for future of Christians in Middle East
Forgiveness in family has power to rebuild society, Pope says
Life is about serving others, Pope tells prelates
Ads by Google (What's this?)