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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in 1920. Some of his accompolishments include being a part of Vatican II and the release of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.  He was the first non Italian Pope since Pope Adrian VI. John Paul was ordained a priest in 1948. He would remain a priest until 1958 when he was elevated to Bishop by Pope Pius XII. He would hold that until 1963 when he was made Archbishop of Krakow. Again Wojtyla was promoted, this time in 1967 by Pope Paul VI to Cardinal.  Karol participated in two papal conclaves of 1978. Pope Paul VI died in August of 1978. A papal conclave was held and Albino Luciani became Pope John Paul I. He took his name after his two predecessors John XXIII and Paul VI. His reign was only 33 days when he passed away in September of 1978. With the Papal Conclave of October 1978, John Paul was elected Pope. He remained Pope until his death on April 2, 2005. John Paul has the second longest reign after Pope Pius IX,


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