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Pope John Paul II (1920–2005)

Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Malopolskie, Poland as Karol Józef Wojtyla. He was a writer, known for The Papal Chase (2004), Our God's Brother (1997) and The Jeweller's Shop (1988). He died on April 2, 2005 in Vatican City. See full bio »


(age 84) in Vatican City

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The Papal Chase
The Papal Chase Himself
Our God's Brother
The Jeweller's Shop
Philomena Himself (in photo)


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 2012 Az aranymüves boltja elött (TV Movie) (as Karol Wojtyla)
 1997 Our God's Brother (play "Brat Naszego Boga" - as Karol Wojtyla)
 1988 The Jeweller's Shop (play - as Karol Wojtyla)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Jeweller's Shop," was performed at the Westminster Theatre in London, England with Hannah Gordon, Gwen Watford, Paul Daneman, John Carson, Lalla Ward, and Dominic Guard in the cast. Robin Phillips was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 34 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Papez Jan Pavel II. | Papst Johannes Paul II. | Joan Pau II | John Paul II | Pope John Paul II | Papiez Jan Pawel II | Karol Józef Wojtyla | Karol Wojtyla


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

"As I return to the Vatican, I do not abandon the land of my birth. I take with me the image of my homeland, from the Baltic to the Tatra, and I keep in my heart all that I have been granted to experience among my fellow countrymen. I want to assure you once again that in my thoughts and prayers Poland and the Polish people have a special place. I ask you, beloved brothers and sisters, to support... See more »


Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on July 27th 2000, presented to him at the Vatican on January 8th 2001. John Paul II was the first Pope to receive America's highest honor. See more »


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