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Saint John Paul II

Karol Cardinal Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) • In late summer 1976, Karol Cardinal Wojtyla visited the U.S. for a Eucharistic Congress and lectured at several universities. He stopped in Cincinnati to meet with Archbishop Joseph Bernardin, who at that time was the president of the National Conference of

by Courtney Mares CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- A new book on St. John Paul II examines the relationship of the Polish pope with Central and Eastern European countries during the Cold War. “Blood of your Blood, Bone of your Bone: The Pontificate of John

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

Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2020 / 11:08 am MT (CNA).- A rose named for the late Pope St. John Paul II has been included in a renovation of the White House Rose Garden. The Pope John Paul II rose, a white tea rose cultivar, is included in a redesign of

by Patricia McGeever A 3:00 every afternoon Carson Kissell, 13, picks up his rosary that was once used by St. Pope John Paul II, and leads hundreds of people in prayer for an end to the coronavirus. His fingers are fused from scar tissue caused by a rare genetic skin

CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:20 am MT (CNA).- Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis each made apostolic visitations to the United States during the course of their pontificates. As the United States celebrates Independence Day, CNA remembers words to America from each of those

CNA Staff, Jul 1, 2020 / 06:43 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked the Trump administration to halt several scheduled executions after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from four death row inmates. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, head of the

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

St. John Paul II’s father, Karol Wojtyła, and mother, Emilia, with their eldest son, Edmund. Credit: Archidiecezja Krakowska.
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 18, 2020 / 03:47 pm MT (CNA).- One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II. In a new book

Vatican City, May 18, 2020 / 04:15 am MT (CNA).- St. John Paul II was a man of prayer who was close to the people and loved justice, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Monday. Celebrating Mass at the saint’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope noted that