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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.