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Częstochowa in Częstochowa Powiat, Śląskie, Poland
 

Pope John Paul II

 
 
Pope John Paul II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
1. Pope John Paul II Marker
Inscription.  
W tym domu był
i stad
błogosłavił
miastu
i pielgrzymom
ojciec swiety
Jan Paweł II

4 czerwca 1979

(English translation:)

On June 4, 1979, the Holy Father John Paul II was in this house and blessed the city and crowds of pilgrims.
 
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.
 
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 (within shouting distance

Pope John Paul II Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
2. Pope John Paul II Marker - Wide View
of this marker); Pomnik Nieznanemu Żołnierzowi / Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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