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Pope John Paul II

CNA Staff, May 13, 2021 / 03:05 am America/Denver (CNA). A cardinal has recalled the moment that St. John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square 40 years on from the attempted assassination. The Polish pope collapsed into the arms of the then Msgr. Stanisław Dziwisz when he was

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.
CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2021 / 06:13 am America/Denver (CNA). The beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12. Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz announced April 23 that the beatification ceremony would be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw,

by ACI Prensa ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 4, 2021 / 02:53 pm MT (CNA).- On Easter Monday, the Catholic Church celebrates what’s called “Monday of the Angel.” In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday. In a Vatican Radio

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Apr 2, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according

CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Days before Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, Vatican television cameras captured extraordinary footage of the Polish pope. He was sitting alone facing the altar of his private chapel. Beneath the crucifix and tabernacle was a television

On February 8, the Church commemorates the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan. Josephine Bakhita was born in 1869, in a small village in the Darfur region of Sudan. She was kidnapped while working in the fields with her

CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of the pope whose feast day is celebrated Thursday. City authorities in Stalowa Wola, southeastern Poland, commissioned the portrait, which is

Saint John Paul II is perhaps one of the most well-known pontiffs in recent history, and is most remembered for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe during his 27-year papacy. Karol Józef Wojtyla, known

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- St. John Paul II accurately predicted the problems facing the world today, his longtime personal secretary said Friday, the anniversary of the Polish pope’s election. In an essay marking the election on Oct. 16, 1978, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz said that

CNA Staff, Jun 20, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The Church in Poland will celebrated the centenary of the baptism of St. John Paul II Saturday. The future pope was baptized on June 20, 1920, in the Chapel of the Holy Family of the Basilica of the Presentation of