Pope John Paul II
Second longest-serving pope in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring together Christians, Jews, and Muslims. He was canonized as a Saint in April of 2014.He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate and helping end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.He was the pope of the Catholic Church and was succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI.BEFORE FAME
He was a playwright who would also perform with various theatre groups.PERSONAL LIFE
He had two older siblings.The meaning of the name II: God Is Gracious FUN FACTS
Religious Leader Pope John Paul II were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Emerald, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 137 days until Pope John Paul II next birthday.
Jan. 01 1911