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

Are you a sinner? Run to Jesus, Pope Francis says
Are you a sinner? Run to Jesus, Pope Francis says
Pope Francis welcomes Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to the Vatican
Mother Teresa's dark night of the soul
After earthquake, Francis sets aside speech and picks up rosary
Pope Francis: We must signal God's mercy, attention
Pope Francis visits St. Maximilian Kolbe's cell
Pope decries "shameful silence" following DRC massacre
Pope Francis invites Syrian refugees to lunch
From heart to hand: Pope Francis reflects on mercy
Pope Francis entrusts Aleppo to the Virgin Mary
Pope Francis visits Assisi
Pope Francis' comments on Islam and terrorism
Pope Francis' address to the youth of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas
Would you bike 1,134 miles to see Pope Francis?
WYD Krakow 2016
She's the first woman to ever hold this position at the Vatican
Pope Francis and the Good Samaritan
Benedict XVI celebrates 65 years as a priest
Pray for Istanbul alongside Pope Francis
Pope Francis' bedtime prayer
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