Joannes Paulus Secundus

Born: May 18, 1920 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 84 years of age.

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

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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