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.

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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' challenge: Remember the date of your Baptism
Pope Francis' challenge: Remember the date of your Baptism
When we seek Christ, we gain much more than we lose, Pope Francis says
Pope: the choice between good, evil is one we all have to make
What does truly Catholic healthcare look like?
Go to Jesus when times are tough, Pope Francis says
Cardinal George Pell responds to abuse charges
Pope Francis celebrates Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Persecution is not a contradiction to the Gospel, Pope says
Pope Francis celebrates 25th episcopal anniversary
Christ doesn’t promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says
Think holiness isn't for you? Think again, Pope Francis says
Pope Francis greets NFL Hall of Fame delegation
Pope Francis visits graves of Italian priests
Pope: In Eucharist, we welcome Jesus in place of our 'I'
Pope Francis welcomes Angela Merkel to the Vatican
Pope reflects on Trinity in Angelus address
Ukraine Catholics bury former archbishop
Pope Francis says this is one of the greatest mysteries of Christianity
Pope meets with children survivors of Italy earthquakes
Pope Francis on crisis in family life in Europe
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