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His Holiness Pope JOHN PAUL II

His Holiness the Pope

His Holiness Pope JOHN PAUL II, His Holiness the Pope. Honorary Freeman of Dublin, 1979; Dr.h.c.: Mainz, 1977; Coimbra, 1982; Salamanca, 1982; Cracow, 1983; Lublin, 1983.

Background

JOHN PAUL II, His Holiness Pope was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. Parents: Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Wojtyla (née Kaczorowska).

Education

Jagiellonian University, Cracow. Angelicum, Rome; ordained priest, 1946.

Career

Titular Bishop of Ombi and Vicar-Gen. of Archdiocese, 1958. Scholastic of Metropolitan Chapter and Vicar of Archdiocese, 1960-1963. Archbishop of Cracow, 1963-1978.

Created Cardinal by Pope Paul VI, 1967. Elected Pope, October, 1978. Professor, of Moral Theology at Universities of Cracow and Lublin, 1953-1958.

Chairman Department of Ethics, Catholic University, Lublin.

Works

Religion

Roman Catholic.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, rowing, sport.