Posts Tagged ‘john paul II’

John Paul II Museum Opens in Czestochowa, Poland

Krzysztof Witkowski, a successful entrepreneur, has been director for 24 years of “President Electronics Poland,” a radio-communications firm in Czestochowa, a city renowned for its monastery where the famous icon of the “Black Madonna” is kept. However, like many entrepreneurs who lead a frenetic and stressful lif…

St. John Paul II Brought Us Hope and Communism Collapsed

The Berlin Wall collapsed on November 9, 1989; it was the beginning of the end of the Soviet empire. Twenty-five years after this historic event, ZENIT spoke with Piotr Nowina Kokopka, Poland’s Ambassador to the Holy See. The Ambassador talked about how he lived through this event, and how St. John Paul II was a ke…

Venezuela Remembers Saint John Paul II

The first feast day of St. John Paul II was celebrated in Venezuela by the Apostolic Nuncio, who prayed that the recently canonized saint would accompany the nation “in the path of peace and justice.” Archbishop Aldo Giordano, the Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, participated in a tribute to Pope John Paul II on Tu…

In Honor of St. John Paul II

To mark today’s feast of St. John Paul II, here is a small excerpt from his first speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, given Oct. 20, 1978. * * *
On the other hand, the Church and the Holy See in particular ask your nations, …

The Unknown Relic of St. John Paul II

On May 13, 1981, Anna Stanghellini, a nurse at the “Agostino Gemelli” Hospital, was working, as she did every day, in the surgery department. She didn’t know that at 5:19 pm that day Mehmet Ali Agca attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II. She learned what happened in Saint Peter’s Square when the ambulance arri…

A Saint for Canada: John Paul II (Part 2)

There are many lenses through which to view Pope St. John Paul II. A book released this year by Basilian Father Thomas Rosica proposes the Polish Pontiff as a “saint for Canada” (Novalis 2014). ZENIT spoke with Fr. Rosica about his insights into the Pope and saint who loved Canada and was loved by Canadians.
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