Pope St. John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II, center, waves to a crowd of wellwishers May 7, 2001 during a visit to the demilitarized city of Qunaitra, Syria in the Golan Heights.

The Syria visited by Pope John Paul II, and Syria today

Apr 3, 2018

By Courtney Mares

When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Syria in 2001, he called on Christians to remember Syria’s “magnificent contribution” to... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

Thirteen years after his death, John Paul II continues to inspire, friend says

Apr 3, 2018

By Elise Harris

Thirteen years after the death of St. John Paul II, a close friend and colleague of the beloved Polish pope... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

French court's decision forces a change of place for John Paul II statue

Mar 2, 2018

A statue of St. John Paul II will be removed from public land in a small French city, after a... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia in September 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics need faith and reason, not a new paradigm

Feb 22, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

St. John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et ratio will mark its 20th anniversary this year, on Sept. 14. Archbishop Charles... Read more

Priests strap on ski boots for friendly competition in Poland

Jan 25, 2018

Over the weekend at the Polish ski resort of Wisla, cassocks could be spotted flying down the hills for the... Read more

Brendan Kelly meets Pope John Paul II. Courtesy of TANbooks.

What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

Dec 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

“There will be saints among the children.”  Read more

Pope St. John Paul II visits Colombia in 1986.

John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

Nov 20, 2017

At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

Extreme nationalism was not John Paul II’s vision for Poland, historian says

Nov 16, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

St. John Paul II’s teachings propose a different, better vision for Poland than that of a massive Warsaw march led... Read more

French court orders cross removed from JPII statue

Oct 31, 2017

By Perry West

France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint... Read more

Pope John Paul II, circa 1979.

St. John Paul II's legacy lives on through new study abroad program

Oct 19, 2017

Near the heart of Krakow, Poland, you can find a two-level basilica which houses all things related to the beloved... Read more

The relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe which will be venerated at the St. Francis Chapel in Boston's Prudential Center Mall.

A Boston mall chapel will house the relics of three saints

Oct 12, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II will be coming to a Boston mall’s... Read more

Vatican photo of Pope John Paul II with Joaquin Navarro-Valls.

Pope St. John Paul II’s Former Spokesman Navarro-Valls Dies at 80

Jul 6, 2017

Pope St. John Paul II’s former spokesman, Dr. Joaquìn Navarro-Valls, has died at the age of 80.  Read more

Pope John Paul II circa 1991.

Krakow's new archbishop talks St. John Paul II and Divine Mercy

Feb 1, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The archdiocese that once sent St. John Paul II to the papacy has a new archbishop: Marek Jedraszewski. The archbishop... Read more

Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.

The happiest day of Mother Teresa's life

Dec 22, 2016

By Mary Farrow

It’s been said that saints often come in pairs.  Read more

St. John Paul II, circa 1991.

This man was 9 years-old when he saw John Paul II get shot

Dec 21, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, a witness on the from the front... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski.

Pope Francis names new archbishop of Krakow, Poland

Dec 8, 2016

Archbishop Marek Jedraszweski has been named the new shepherd of Poland's Krakow archdiocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of... Read more

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That time JPII changed Fidel Castro's mind about Christmas

Dec 3, 2016

After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the next decade slowly imposing socialism on the country,... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tombs of his predecessors in the grotto of St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis to pray at John Paul II's tomb with kids who have cancer

Jul 26, 2016

Before taking off for WYD in Krakow, Pope Francis will pray at the tomb of St. John Paul II alongside... Read more

St. John Paul II, circa 1995.

Cardinal Dziwisz talks Krakow, Saint John Paul II

Jul 26, 2016

As World Youth Day approaches, the Archbishop of Krakow recently spoke with EWTN Deutschland about the “city of saints” hosting... Read more

Benedict XVI at the Vatican in June 2005.

Vatican: recent stories about Benedict XVI and Fatima secrets are 'absolutely untrue'

May 21, 2016

The Vatican announced today that recent articles claiming that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI said that the Third Secret of Fatima... Read more