Home » Religious Leaders » Archbishops » Joannes Paulus Secundus

Joannes Paulus Secundus

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2005 AD

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.