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John Paul II: The Man, The Disciple, The Leader: The Complete Illustrated Biography

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Author Reader's Digest Association
ISBN 9780762106578
Pages n/a
Condition Fair
Format Hardcover

Unlike popes who preceded him, John Paul II distinguished himself by his tireless efforts to spread the "Word of God" throughout the world. This informative biography, illustrated with over 400 photographs, presents an in-depth portrait of the pope as a man, a thinker, and a world leader. Learn about the young Karol Wojtyla in his hometownn of Wadowice, Poland, and at Jagellian University in Krakow and follow him as a priest, as a bishop, and as a world-traveling prelate. In October 1978, the bishop of Krakow was elected to the Papacy and on March 14, 2004, his pontificate exceeded Leo XIII's as the third longest pontificate in the history of the Papacy. As a highly respected leader of modern times, he has changed former traditions by traveling all over the world; met with news media, labor union organizers, and world leaders; addressed the United Nations Assembly; and pardoned his would-be assassin. Discover the most important aspects of this great Pontiff's life, as well as snapshots of modern history--glimpses into Poland and Europe under Nazi and Communist regimes, biographies of other recent popes, the solidarity labor movement, and many other momentous world events. Sidebars feature aspects of his personality, his theological and philosophical outlook on life, and anecdotes related by his personal friends, other clergy, and statespersons. Readers will feel the real impact of John Paul II's words and insights which carry a message of faith that transcends religious and political boundaries.
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