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Dec 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- How Angelo Ciappelloni found his faith at the funeral of John Paul II.
May 18, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- Papal biographer George Weigel said that St. John Paul II demonstrated “the power of religious and moral conviction to bend history in a more humane direction.”
May 18, 2020 - 03:47 pm .- One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II.
May 18, 2020 - 01:46 pm .- Pope Francis described St. John Paul II as “an extraordinary gift of God to the Church and to Poland” in a video message to young people in Kraków Monday.
May 18, 2020 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis has decreed that St. Faustina Kowalska’s feast day be added to the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated by all on October 5.
May 18, 2020 - 05:00 am .- “Thirty-nine years ago today I was on my way into St. Peter’s Square when the pope was shot,” Joan Lewis said over the phone on May 13.
May 18, 2020 - 04:15 am .- St. John Paul II was a man of prayer who was close to the people and loved justice, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Monday.
May 17, 2020 - 05:09 am .- Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. Pope John Paul II, saying his predecessor is remembered “with much affection and gratitude.”
May 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Polish bishops are encouraging Catholics to share their memories and witness of how St. John Paul II influenced their life and faith using the hashtag #ThankYouJohnPaul2.
May 15, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according to his biographer and others who knew the man.
May 15, 2020 - 03:10 am .- The full text of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's letter marking the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II. The English translation of this letter, dated May 4, was released May 15 by the Polish bishops' conference
May 15, 2020 - 03:00 am .- John Paul II was a “liberating restorer of the Church” in the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, Benedict XVI has said in a letter marking the 100th anniversary of the saint’s birth.
May 12, 2020 - 10:55 am .- On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, Pope Francis will offer his morning Mass at the Polish pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, according to the Vatican.
May 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The sainthood causes of St. John Paul II’s parents were formally opened in Poland Thursday.
May 5, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis said that he has looked up to St. John Paul II throughout his priesthood in a book foreword he wrote ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the Polish pope’s birth. 
May 5, 2020 - 02:52 am .- Pope St. John Paul II, who led the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005, is perhaps one of the most compelling figures of the 20th century.
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.
Mar 25, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church's pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 13, 2020 - 10:33 am .- In a newly published book, Pope Francis answers questions about himself and St. John Paul II, saying he learned the importance of joy and mercy from his predecessor, and they are in “total harmony” on the subject of priestly ministry.
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.