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Świętemu Janowi Pawłowi II / His Holiness Pope John Paul II

 
 
Święty Jan Paweł II / Pope John Paul II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
1. Święty Jan Paweł II / Pope John Paul II Marker
Inscription.  
„Tu wszystko się zaczęło"
Umiłowanemu synowi tej ziemi
Świętemu
Janowi Pawłowi II

Włączonemu do kościoła
Mocą chrztu świetęgo
w wadowickiej świątyni
w dniu 20 VI 1920 roku

Wybranemu na papieża
w dniu 16 X 1978 roku

Beatyfikowanemu przez Ojca
Świątego Benedykta XVI
w Rzymie w dniu 1 V 2011 roku

Kanonizowanemu przez
Ojca Świętego Franciszka
w Rzymie w dniu 27 VI 2014 roku

Świąty Janie Pawle
módl się za nami

Duszpasterze i Mieszkańcy Wadowic

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(English translation:)

"It all started here"
His Holiness
John Paul II

Brought into the Church
through holy baptism
in the Wadowice Basilica
on June 20, 1920

Elected Pope
on October 16, 1978

Beatified by our Father,
Saint Benedict XVI
in Rome on May 1, 2011

Canonized by
His Holiness, Father Francis
in Rome on June 27, 2014

St. John Paul,
pray for us

The Pastors and Residents of Wadowice

Pope John Paul II Marker - Wide view, with Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
2. Pope John Paul II Marker - Wide view, with Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The marker is visible here just to the right of the basilica entrance. The Pope's boyhood home is the building on the right, now a museum.

 
Erected by Duszpasterze i Mieszkańcy Wadowic.
 
Location. 49° 53.012′ N, 19° 29.608′ E. Marker is in Wadowice, Małopolska, in Wadowice Powiat. Marker is on plac Jana PawĹ‚a II. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Jana PawĹ‚a II 1, Wadowice, Małopolska 34-100, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Wadowice Tobruk and Monte Cassino World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Pope John Paul II's Former School (within shouting distance of this marker); Muzeum Miejskie / Town Museum / Museo Civico (within shouting distance of this marker); Bazylika / Basilica (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Pope John Paul II (Wikipedia). "Pope John Paul II (Polish: Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics....John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. John Paul II significantly improved the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. He emphasized the
Additional Plaque for Pope John Paul II image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
3. Additional Plaque for Pope John Paul II
Also mounted to the exterior of the basilica is an additional homage to Pope John Paul II, stating his date of birth (May 18, 1920, depicting the basilica in Wadowice), his becoming Bishop of Krakow (September 28, 1958, depicting the town hall tower in Krakow), and his ascension to the Papacy (October 16, 1978, depicting St. Peter's in Rome).
Church's teachings on such matters as artificial contraception, the ordination of women, and a celibate clergy, and was seen as generally conservative in his interpretation of the Second Vatican Council and its reforms....He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 people and canonised 483 saints, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the preceding five centuries. By the time of his death, he had named most of the College of Cardinals, consecrated or co-consecrated a large number of the world's bishops, and ordained many priests. A key goal of John Paul's papacy was to transform and reposition the Catholic Church. His wish was "to place his Church at the heart of a new religious alliance that would bring together Jews, Muslims and Christians in a great religious armada"....John Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX, who served for nearly 32 years from 1846 to 1878...." (Submitted on June 22, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
<i>The Reagans meeting with Pope John Paul II, The Vatican, Rome</i> image. Click for full size.
White House Photographic Office (courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library), June 7, 1982
4. The Reagans meeting with Pope John Paul II, The Vatican, Rome
President William J. Clinton and Pope John Paul II admiring the crowd at Denver... image. Click for full size.
Robert McNeely (photo courtesy of William J. Clinton Library), August 12, 1993
5. President William J. Clinton and Pope John Paul II admiring the crowd at Denver...
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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