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Canada Designates April 2 Pope John Paul II Day

This April 2 will mark a historic first for Canada: the first Pope John Paul II Day.  According to Vatican Radio, Parliament passed an act designating the date of April 2nd each year as Pope John Paul II Day.
April 2nd is the day the late Pope died. This year marks the 10th anniversary of his passing.
The bil…

Turkish Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca Lays Flowers at Tomb of St. John Paul II

Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish assassin who attempted to kill St. John Paul II in 1981, visited St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday where he left two bouquets of white roses at the tomb of the Polish pontiff. The former member of the “Grey Wolves” terror…

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…

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, …

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…

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