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Joannes Paulus Secundus (Joannes Paulus II, John Paul II, Jan Pawel II, Karol Wojty³a)

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Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Archbishops, Bishops, Clergymen, Popes, Priests, Religious Leaders

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1920 AD - Born on May 18th in Wadowice, Poland.

 

1954-1958 AD - He was a professor of moral philosophy at Catholic University in Lublin.

 

             - A Catholic bishop of Ombi.

 

1960 AD - He wrote the play "The Goldsmith Shop" under pseudonym Andrej Jawien.

 

1963 AD - Became the Catholic archbishop of Cracow.

 

1967 AD - He became a cardinal.

 

1979 AD - He wrote his poetry collection "Easter Vigil and Other Poems" under pseudonym Andrej Jawien.

 

1981 AD - He survived the assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Agca in St. Peter's Square.

 

1986 AD - He was the 1st pope to visit synagogue.

 

1993 AD - Opened diplomatic relations between Vatican and Israel.

 

             - Wrote the papal encyclicals "Veritatis Splendor" ( "The Splendor of Truth").

 

1994 AD - He wrote the collection of reflections "Crossing the Threshold of Hope".

 

1995 AD - Wrote the "Evangelium Vitae" ("The Gospel of Life").

 

2001 AD - He was the 1st pope to visit mosque.

 

2002 AD - The 1st pope to address Italian Parliament.

 

2005 AD - He died on April 2nd in Vatican.


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