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John Paul II - Latest News
Apr 2, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope St. John Paul II embraced suffering with love, even during his illness, a cardinal and the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica said on the 15th anniversary of the saint’s death.
Feb 5, 2020 - 01:21 pm .- Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St. John Paul II to be declared a Doctor of the Church and a co-patron saint of Europe.
Jan 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis has co-authored a book of reflections on the life of St. John Paul II to be published in Italian.
Oct 22, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- The Polish Bishops’ Conference has asked Pope Francis to name St. John Paul II a patron of Europe and doctor of the Church.
Sep 11, 2019 - 03:28 am .- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II.
Oct 23, 2018 - 06:03 am .- The adoration holy hour on Saint John Paul II’s feast day included meditations on the pope’s Gospel reflections in St. Lawrence in Piscibus, a church which St. John Paul II rededicated as a youth center in the 1980s.
Oct 22, 2018 - 08:43 am .- On the feast of Saint John Paul II, one synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness.
Sep 22, 2018 - 02:36 pm .- Traveling Saturday to Lithuania, Pope Francis joked that, in the eyes of some, Pope St. John Paul II is considered a saint while he himself is considered “a devil.”
Jul 27, 2018 - 04:00 pm .-  Today, CNA says farewell to our summer intern, Lizzy Joslyn. In her final week at CNA this summer, Lizzy offered "The Genius of Woman," a four-part series of interviews and profiles, based on Pope St. John Paul II's "Letter to Women," and interviews with seven Catholic women from very different walks of life. Today, she offers her own commentary on the "feminine genius."
Jul 25, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- Ginny Kochis never expected to feel resentment toward a child--let alone a child of her very own.
Apr 7, 2018 - 09:41 pm .- A relic of St. Pope John Paul II was recently gifted to the Archdiocese of Manila by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisw, the former secretary of the belated pope.
Apr 3, 2018 - 10:04 am .- Thirteen years after the death of St. John Paul II, a close friend and colleague of the beloved Polish pope said the pontiff's vast legacy and influence can still be felt, and is a source of inspiration for the world.
Mar 2, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- A statue of St. John Paul II will be removed from public land in a small French city, after a 2017 court order ruled its cross must be removed.  
Dec 23, 2017 - 02:00 pm .- “There will be saints among the children.”
Nov 20, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of Pope St. John Paul II to Panama’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Miroslava Rosas Vargas.  The relic is a gift from Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz to the Church in Panama, as it prepares to host the 2019 World Youth Day.
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:06 am .- St. John Paul II’s teachings propose a different, better vision for Poland than that of a massive Warsaw march led by extreme nationalist elements on Saturday, one historian says.
Oct 31, 2017 - 06:00 pm .- France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint John Paul II in Ploërmel, a small city in France’s Brittany region.
Oct 19, 2017 - 09:00 am .- Near the heart of Krakow, Poland, you can find a two-level basilica which houses all things related to the beloved St. John Paul II.
Jul 6, 2017 - 08:23 am .- Pope St. John Paul II’s former spokesman, Dr. Joaquìn Navarro-Valls, has died at the age of 80.
Dec 8, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- Archbishop Marek Jedraszweski has been named the new shepherd of Poland's Krakow archdiocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.