[11] He was nine years old when his mother died in 1929. [33], During his trips, the Pope always showed his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1963 Bishop Wojtyła became Archbishop of Kraków. He spent two weeks there with head and shoulder injuries. Blessed John Paul died at the age of 84 at the Vatican April 2, 2005, the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. He was an athlete, actor, and playwright. John Paul II became Pope on 16 October 1978. He also had an enlarged prostate, urinary infection and other problems. According to Wałęsa, "Before his pontificate, the worl… [9] He traveled more than any other pope before him, visiting many of the countries of the world. Pope John Paul II's elevation of Theodore McCarrick is only one of his unfortunate and misguided actions. She did not hear of him again until the day came when he was elected Pope.[17][18][19]. He also went to Armenia, to participate in the celebration of the 1700 years of Christianity. If he was sent, he would be made to join the German army. [43] He was against abortion and contraception in general. March 16, 2004 - With 25 years and 5 months as pope, John Paul II becomes the third longest serving pontiff in history, behind St. Peter's 32 years and Pope Pius IX's 31 years 7 months. On the day that he officially became Pope, he spoke to people in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese. [48] In 2001 John Paul II sent out a special letter saying that the abuse of children by priests was a very serious crime, and should be strictly punished. The Pope's medical team used heart-monitoring machinery for more than 20 minutes, so his real and true time of death was around 9:15 PM Vatican time. He did not want to be sent to Germany. Evidence shows church officials knew about his wrongdoing for years, and last year Pope … One of John Paul II's earliest official visits was to his home country of Poland, in June 1979. She had collapsed from hunger. One example is the painter Fra Angelico, who lived in the 1400s. This page was last changed on 5 November 2020, at 10:49. He also made many saints. John Paul II became Pope on 16 October 1978. He was against homosexuality, and in favour of people starting families as one husband and one wife. John Paul is also remembered for his devotion to the Consecrated Holy Communion, the Holy Body and Blood of Christ. [16] He gave her food and helped her go to the railway station. VATICAN CITY - During his 27-year pontificate, Pope John Paul II canonized so many people that some dubbed the Vatican "the saint factory". On 13 May 2005, Pope Benedict XVI cut short the usual 5-year wait for the beatification process to begin. He was the second longest-serving pope in history. 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He was pope for 26 years, making him the second longest serving pope after Pope Pius IX who held the office for 31 years and seven months. Oct. 17 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albino Luciani, the man who would become John Paul I, the "Smiling Pope" of just 33 days, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 28, 1978. II; Polish: Jan Paweł II GMD; Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), sometimes called Saint John Paul or John Paul the Great, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (Polish: [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 â€“ 2 April 2005), was the 264th Pope of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 to his death in 2 April 2005. On the night of 17 January 1945, the Germans left the city. This means that the Pope gave these people the title of "Blessed". Though the government was not a strong proponent to the Catholic Church, the Polish people were still among the most Catholic in the world. Exactly one year later he traveled to Fatima to thank Mary, Mother of God for saving his life. Fluent in seven modern languages and Latin, he was known as an avid traveler who had little fear of going out in public. As is Vatican custom, the College of Cardinals went into the conclave and began to decide who would be the next pope. Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannis Pauli PP. He lost everyone in his family - a sister, brother, mother, and father - before he became a priest. [47] The letter was from future Pope Benedict XVI - whom John Paul II had asked to handle such cases. Ecclesiastical and theological contributions, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-John-Paul-II. Saint John Paul II, the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church (1978–2005), the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and the first from a Slavic country. [44] As head of the largest Christian group, John Paul II taught a conservative theological view of human sexuality. For example, in 1996 the Irish bishops decided that priests suspected of child abuse must be reported to the police. This is considered to be the largest single event in Christian history. ” On 26 June 1967, Pope Paul VI raised Archbishop Wojtyła's rank to the rank of a cardinal.[11]. After the attacks on 11 September 2001, even though people were worried about his safety, the Pope traveled to Kazakhstan and spoke to large audiences including many Muslims. As a Pole, he was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. [21] He was also the first and only Slavic pope. The only other time (in recent history) that this has happened was for Mother Theresa, who was made Blessed Mother Theresa by John Paul II. Pope John Paul II was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland- he was named Karol Józef Wojtyla. Warsaw had become a sea of people, as an estimated three million Poles turned out to be with the pope. The Vatican sent a letter to the bishops that they were not to report such cases. [23] In total he travelled more than 1.1 million km (725,000 miles). Veteran foreign and domestic correspondent Bill Blakemore joined ABC News in 1970 in the Mideast and India. This more prominent location, next to the Chapel of the Pieta, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and statues of Popes Pius XI and Pius XII, will increase the number of pilgrims capable of viewing his memorial. Pope Francis from Argentina followed Benedict. Pope John Paul II arrived in Warsaw on June 2, 1979. The official time of death on his death certificate was 9:37 pm,[39][40] but a few sources reported 9:33 pm. He had forgiven him already. He was the youngest of three children. His feast day is celebrated on 22 October.[42]. John Paul died on Saturday, on the eve of the Divine Mercy Holiday, 2 April 2005. He was also the first and only Slavic pope. While he was pope, he made 105 trips, visiting 117 countries. [34], Many people claimed to have been specially blessed by the reign of Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years, was from the communist occupied Poland, a country whose beliefs were in complete contradiction to those of the Church. [24] The Pope wanted to bring freedom and human rights to his country. [7] The last non-Italian pope was Pope Adrian VI, who died in 1523. Since then it has been held in a different country every year. [14], On this trip there was a second attempt to his life. John Paul II beatified many people. He barely survived the assassination attempt, and had to be treated in hospital for 20 days. He was also a critic of capitalism that was not controlled and he did not want people's basic rights to be oppressed by world governments. This usually takes at least five years (and may take hundreds of years). In 1978, Pope Paul VI died. Pope John Paul II with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his papal inauguration Oct. 22, 1978, in Vatican City.The pope emeritus wrote a letter to … John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. Four days after being shot, he offered forgiveness to his would-be assassin from his hospital bed. Karol Wojtyła was ordained as a priest by Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha[20] on 1 November 1946. He died when Wojtyła was twelve. The visit was … "However, Pope John Paul II seems to have changed his mind in August/September 2000, ultimately leading to his decision to appoint McCarrick to Washington in … He was bishop of the Italian cities of Cervia and Vicenza before being made cardinal by Pope Eugenius IV in 1440. One was about Religious freedom and the other one was about the work of the church in the Modern World. John Paul II has been credited with being instrumental in bringing down Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, by being the spiritual inspiration behind its downfall and catalyst for "a peaceful revolution" in Poland. When he left hospital, the young Polish men were being sent to Germany for training. The Feast of the Mercy of God is continuously growing worldwide. Now, the Polish pope's own legacy is under a shadow and some Catholics are asking if declaring him a saint in 2014, a record nine years after his death, may have been a hasty decision. He was from Poland and was followed by Pope Benedict XVI from Germany. He thought he would be badly treated. The pope was gravely injured. John Paul II's 1979 trip was the fulcrum of revolution which led to the collapse of Communism. John Paul II was canonized by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014 which means that the Polish Pope is now known as Saint John Paul II. He officially condemned aspects of Liberation theology. She was trying to reach her parents. [11] He worked as a volunteer librarian. In 1981, John Paul II appointed Ratzinger head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—formerly called the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, and … Many people thought he should be given the title "Blessed". John Paul II went to places where other popes before him had already been, such as the United States, or The Holy Land. This training was compulsory. Wherever he went, he attracted large crowds. It was at this time that he decided that he must become a priest. [30][32] He said Mass in local languages during some visits, including Kiswahili in Nairobi, Kenya in 1995 and in an Indonesian language in East Timor. He spoke Polish as his native language, and learned Latin and Ancient Greek in school. [25] During his visit in January 1998, he sharply criticized Cuba for not allowing people to freely express their religion. In 1962 he took part in the Second Vatican Council and helped write two very important documents. On later trips to Poland, he made his message of support stronger. CNA Staff, Dec 12, 2020 / 01:15 am MT ().-Hundreds of professors have signed an appeal defending St. John Paul II following criticism of the Polish pope in the wake of the McCarrick Report. [34] He visited many shrines consecrated to her, notably Knock in Ireland, Licheń Stary in Poland, Fátima in Portugal, Guadalupe in Mexico and Lourdes in France. His brother was a doctor. [14] He also criticised the United States embargo against Cuba. [15], That month, Wojtyła found a fourteen-year-old Jewish refugee named Edith Zierer. He was the first reigning pope to travel to the United Kingdom, where he met Queen Elizabeth II, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. He is the first ever pope to visit the White House,[8] and a mosque. He would not hold or fire a weapon.[14]. That move came after Francis made the late John Paul II a saint in 2014. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. He also went to many countries that no pope had ever visited before. In 1938, he studied drama at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. By the late 1970s the dissolution of the Soviet Union had been predicted by some observers. [28] He was the first Catholic Pope to visit and pray in an Islamic mosque, in Damascus, Syria in 2001. "Pope John Paul II became 'convinced of the truth' of McCarrick's denial," the report said. Lefevbre and his followers were against the decisions of the Second Vatican Council. When there was no reply, his papal ring was broken, which meant the end of John Paul II's papacy (reign as pope). He was canonized in … He escaped to the house of the Archbishop. The report devotes a good deal of attention to John Paul II and the pivotal years of McCarrick’s rise, but it also portrays Pope Benedict XVI as trying to … In 1989, Poland was the first country to begin to break free from the Soviet Union. It was the largest papal conclave in history and the first since 1721 in which three future popes participated. Pope John Paul I was the pope for only about 33-34 days (about a month) from August 26 1978 to September 28 1978 Pope John Paul II was pope for about 25 … John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. His visit encouraged Poles to oppose the communism, and in 1980 the Solidarity movement was born. During his lifetime he learned many foreign languages. John Paul II was generally against communism. According to the Vatican, Pope John Paul II's remains (which will not be exhumed and exposed) will be moved from the grotto beneath St. Peter's Basilica, where he is presently buried, to a marble stone monument in Pier Paolo Cristofari's Chapel of St. Sebastian, which is where Blessed Pope Innocent XI is currently buried; Blessed Pope Innocent's remains will likely be moved. 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