Author of several plays before becoming Pope, one of if not the only Pope to gain notoriety in this field.
4 Biographical Movies |
10 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
34 Articles |
8 Pictorials |
25 Magazine Cover Photos |
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)
Did You Know?
"No to war! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity." (To diplomats on January 13, 2003, as the Iraq war loomed)
After the death of Pope John Paul I
, on September 28, 1978, the College of Cardinals met in a secret conclave in the Vatican to elect the 264th successor to St. Peter as Bishop of Rome. In the eighth round of voting, on October 16, the cardinals chose Karol Wojtyla, who accepted their decision and chose the name John Paul II.
The Pilgrim Pope