His Holiness John Paul II
Karol Józef Wojtyla , known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers from Krakow, on May 18, 1920. He was the youngest of three children born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941. A sister, Olga, had died before he was born.
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Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Jer 26: 11-16, 24
Psalm:: Ps 69: 15-16, 30-31, 33-34
Gospel:: Mt 14: 1-12
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