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By Pope Saint John Paul II

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ISBN-13: 9780060845513

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Referred to as the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the folks, John Paul II hooked up along with his flock from the top to the bottom. He used to be one in all history's so much loved popes between Catholics and non-Catholics alike, a guy whose indomitable spirit touched and taught us all. A yr with John Paul II showcases his most crucial teachings in addition to his inspirational writings, in a regular devotional layout that may motivate readers and deepen their reflections and meditations. With a foreword via Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's significant detention center and previous archbishop of Washington DC, an creation via Bishop William Murphy, and a relocating eulogy composed for the pope's funeral by way of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), A yr with John Paul II will take readers on a year-long religious trip with this deeply spiritual and encouraging guy. Karol Wojyla used to be born on could 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He survived the Nazi career in the course of international battle II and was once ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He was once appointed archbishop of Krakow by means of Pope Paul VI. On October sixteen, 1978, he ascended to the papacy, taking the identify John Paul II. in the course of his papacy he greeted an predicted 16 million pilgrims on the Vatican's common audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.

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