Pope John Paul II
Jan Paweł II
4 czerwca 1979
On June 4, 1979, the Holy Father John Paul II was in this house and blessed the city and crowds of pilgrims.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 50° 48.736′ N, 19° 6.615′ E. Marker is in Częstochowa, Śląskie, in Częstochowa Powiat. Marker is on Aleja Najświętszej Maryi Panny 0.3 kilometers east of Księdza Jerzego Popiełuszki, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Aleja Najświętszej Maryi Panny 54, Częstochowa, Śląskie 42-200, Poland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Stefan Rowecki Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Akcja „Burza” i Powstania Warsawskiego Pomnik / Operation Tempest and Warsaw Uprising Memorial
More about this marker. The marker is located in Częstochowa, the city housing the Shrine of Jasna Gora, and is mounted to the wall of the Metropolitan Curia House. From the marker site, the Shrine is visible directly uphill, some 500 meters to the west.
Also see . . .
1. June 4, 1979 Pope John Paul in Poland Video ABC News (YouTube, 6 min.). (Submitted on June 4, 2018.)
2. June 1979 – The Nine Days of John Paul II (George Weigel, EPPC, 2009). "Thirty years ago this week, the Bishop of Rome returned to Poland for the first time since his recent election to the papacy. America’s premier Cold War historian, John Lewis Gaddis of Yale, is not ambiguous in his judgment of what happened next: “When John Paul II kissed the ground at the Warsaw airport on June 2, 1979, he began the process by which communism in Poland — and ultimately everywhere — would come to an end.” Professor Gaddis is right: the Nine Days of John Paul II, June 2-10, 1979, were an epic moment on which the history of the twentieth century pivoted, and in a more humane direction." (Submitted on June 4, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.