Sunday, 14 October 2012



A Pontificate in pictures!

The Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla entering the conclave of 14th October 1978.

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope. - 16th October 1978

During his installation mass: 22nd October 1978

Pope John Paul II - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger: An excellent and loyal collaboration.

Pope John Paul II signing encyclical "Redemptor Hominis": 4th March 1979

Pope John Paul II during his first visit to Poland as pontiff.

A revolution carried out not through negative words but through the mass, through Our Lady, with the Pope.

An act of terrorism in St Peter Square.

A pardon from the Pontiff, a lesson in forgiveness for a troubled world.

John Paul II has dedicated his papacy to Mary, the Mother of Jesus

He was Christ's wanderer: John Paul II greeting well-wishers in Veracruz during his visit to Mexico.

Pope John Paul II being welcomed by the Sliema Band during his pastorl visit to Malta in 1990

Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa of Calcutta had many things in common!

Pope John Paul II - Chastised the Mafia in Agrigento - 9th May 1993

Ecumenism: Pope John Paul II and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Assisi 1986: Pope John Paul II and the inter-religious dialogue

1986: Pope John Paul II with Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff  visiting the Rome synagogue.

Pope John Paul II whilst visiting Denver, Colorado during World Youth Day

Pope John Paul II created 231 cardinals in 9 concistories

John Paul II canonised St Faustina Kowalska on 30th April 2000. 

One of his poems entitled "Stanislaw"

Pope John Paul II greeting Mikhail Gorbachov: December 1, 1989

Totus Tuus

April 2, 2005. The Vatican announced the death of Pope John Paul II

The banners read "Santo Subito" calling for John Paul II to be made saint quickly

Blessed are you,  beloved Pope John Paul II!

Jesus Christ, you are my life,
alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus Christ, you are my life.
You are my life, alleluia.

Tu sei via, sei veritá,
tu sei la nostra vita,
camminando insieme a te 
vivrem o in te per sempre.

En el gozo caminaremos
trayendo tu evangelio;
testimonios de caridad,
hijos de Dios en el mundo.

Tu nous rassembles dans l´unitéréunis
dans ton grand amour,
devan toi dans la joienous
chanterons ta gloire.


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