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Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘I was in shock’: Polish cardinal recalls assassination attempt on St. John Paul II 40 years on

The Polish pope collapsed into the arms of Msgr. Dziwisz when he was struck by four bullets on May 13,... Read more

The canonizations of St. John Paul and St. John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2014.

Postulator: St. John Paul II remains a ‘prophetic voice’ seven years after canonization

“At the beginning of this process, Pope Benedict XVI gave me a clear instruction: work fast but work well.” Read more

The entrance of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church in Paris, France.

St. John Paul II bust vandalized outside Polish Catholic church in Paris

An unidentified perpetrator poured red paint over the sculpture of the pope who was canonized in 2014. Read more

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday.... Read more

The logo of the Veritas Amoris Project. Screenshot from veritasamoris.org.

International Catholic project launched to promote ‘truth of love’ to 21st-century world

An international group of Catholic academics has launched an ambitious new project to proclaim the “truth of love” to 21st-century... Read more

Pope John Paul II, pictured in 1992.

St. John Paul II: 1,700 professors respond to ‘wave of accusations’ against Polish pope

Hundreds of Polish professors have signed an appeal defending St. John Paul II following criticism in the wake of the... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

New book highlights St. John Paul II’s influence amid Cold War

A new book on St. John Paul II examines the relationship of the Polish pope with Central and Eastern European... Read more

Pope John Paul II at prayer in 1991.

Polish Catholic university defends St. John Paul II against ‘slander’ in wake of McCarrick Report

A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.  Read more

The mural of St. John Paul II in Stalowa Wola, Poland.

Polish city unveils giant St. John Paul II mural in centenary year

A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.

Cardinal: St. John Paul II foresaw challenges facing world today

St. John Paul II accurately predicted the problems facing the world today, his longtime personal secretary said Friday, the anniversary of the... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching

The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the... Read more

Polish President Andrzej Duda meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 25, 2020.

Polish president discusses ‘promotion of the family’ with Pope Francis

Polish President Andrzej Duda met with Pope Francis Friday during his first official trip abroad since his narrow election victory in... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.

Cardinal Dziwisz: heed St. John Paul II’s appeal for peace on World War II anniversary

The world needs once again to hear St. John Paul II’s appeal for an end to war, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz... Read more

The font where St. John Paul II was baptized in Wadowice, Poland. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Polish Catholics celebrate centenary of St. John Paul II’s baptism

The Church in Poland will celebrate the centenary of the baptism of St. John Paul II Saturday.  Read more

 Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice June 15, 2020. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Bishops entrust Polish Church to Mary in St. John Paul II centenary year

Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth... Read more