A Polish photographer for a Polish Pope
Just like it happened back in the year 2011, this portrait of John Paul II once again hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, just days before the canonization.
It is the face of John Paul II the official image of the saint is now part of history.
The photograph was captured by Grzegorz Galazka back in 1989. He sent the image to the Vatican when it was looking for the official image for the beatification.
Przekazywać dziedzictwo Jana Pawła II
W dniach 29-30 marca 2014 r. przebywał w Polskiej Misji Katolickiej w Hamburgu Administrator Fundacji Jana Pawła II o. dr Krzysztof Wieliczko OSPPE z Rzymu, który w czasie mszy świętych zapoznał parafian z dziełem Fundacji, jej założeniami i celami. Fundacja troszczy się m.in. o zachowanie i promocję dziedzictwa Jana Pawła II oraz wspiera kształcenie studentów z Europy wschodniej.
Funkcjonowanie Fundacji jest możliwe dzięki hojności dobroczyńców z Polski i całego świata. Aktualnie istnieją 47 Koła i Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Fundacji w 16 krajach na czterech kontynentach. Takie Koło Przyjaciół Fundacji Jana Pawła II istnieje również przy naszej Misji.
Bill 72, 2014. An Act to proclaim Pope John Paul II Day
Pope John Paul II, who was born in Poland on May 18, 1920, reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October 16, 1978 until his death on April 2, 2005. His reign was marked by his steadfast opposition to communism, and he is often credited as one of the forces that contributed to its collapse in Eastern Europe in 1990. The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Central and Eastern European countries.
The legacy of Pope John Paul II reflects his lifelong commitment to international understanding, peace and the defence of equality and human rights. His legacy has an all-embracing meaning that is particularly relevant to Canada’s multi-faith and multicultural traditions and experience.
Pope Francis celebrates Thanksgiving Mass for John Paul II in Polish Parish in Rome
Pope Francis visited the central Roman church of St. Stanislaw on Sunday morning on May 4th, 2014. St. Stanislaw’s is the Polish national church in Rome, and serves the significant Polish population in the city. The Holy Father made the visit in order to celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of Pope St. John Paul II, who was a native of Poland and Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow before being elected to the See of Peter in October of 1978.
Cardinal Tauran: After a month working with John Paul II, I knew he was a saint
More than a year ago, he announced to the world the election of Pope Francis. French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has always been close to the Popes. He worked closely with John Paul II. He met Pope Wojtyla on his appointment as the Vatican's foreign minister.
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