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

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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

Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors former pope is close to death
Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors former pope is close to death
Unemployed? Pope Francis is praying for you.
Pope Francis mourns mass shooting in Las Vegas
God is your friend, Pope Francis says in General Audience
Pope Francis 'is fine' after popemobile injury in Colombia
This non-profit says it was targets for its pro-family beliefs
Pope to Colombian youth: Encounter can start with a cup of coffee
Pope Francis to young people: Don't retire before your time!
Venezuelan proposes to girlfriend in front of Pope Francis
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
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