Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

Born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, John Paul II lived through Nazi occupation during World War II, was ordained to the priesthood in 1946, and was appointed Archbishop of Krakow by Pope Paul VI.

Articles by Pope John Paul II

  • A Few Lessons for Living

    In A Few Lessons for Living, Pope John Paul II inspires people to live as faithful Christians in a sometimes challenging world. Read more at Loyola Press.

  • On the Eucharist and the Mass

    On the Eucharist and the Mass was written by Pope John Paul II. Read more by John Paul II in Go in Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love.