“Man is freed,” wrote the future Pope St. John Paul II, “only through the experience of love.”
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“Behold, dear friends, the charge I entrust to you today: be disciples and witnesses of the Gospel, so that the Gospel may be the good seed of God’s Kingdom, the civilization of love!” —Pope St. John Paul II
The presidential candidates both made time for the visits, in the context of continuing nationwide protests condemning police brutality against African-Americans.
In a new book published in Poland, Milena Kindziuk describes how St. John Paul II’s mother was advised to get an abortion.
Longtime friend recalls his holy witness as well as ‘lovingness and kindness.’
Mario Enzler shares insights on the Pope’s sanctity and his encouragement to foster a life rooted in prayer and service.
Pope Francis said that John Paul II, who made 104 foreign trips during his 27-year pontificate, traveled the world “looking for his people.”
The pope also addressed all the boys and girls whose First Communions have been postponed because of the pandemic, inviting the children “to live this waiting time as an opportunity to better prepare yourself: praying, reading your catechism book to deepen knowledge of Jesus, growing in goodness, and in service to others.”
For the centenary of the birth of St. Pope John Paul II, the Polish bishops are encouraging people to use the hashtag, #ThankYouJohnPaul2 on social media.
At the ceremony, the Archdiocese of Kraków officially formed the tribunals that will seek evidence that the Polish pope’s parents lived lives of heroic virtue, enjoy a reputation for holiness and are regarded as intercessors.