John Paul II

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‘Voice’ of John Paul II

Joaquín Navarro-Valls speaks about John Paul II

Handsome and elegant though not young. I met him on 2 April 2009 in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. For over twenty years he was one of the closest collaborators of John Paul II. »

The whole day with the Pope

Piotr Chmielinski talks to Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, the second personal secretary of John Paul II.

He liked all days of the week. But Tuesdays were free, without any official meetings and audiences. So he could read, write or spend time in nature. »

John Paul II – teacher of papacy

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The memory of John Paul II has still been vivid among the believing and practicing Polish Catholics. The research, ordered by ‘Niedziela’ and conducted by the Institute of Statistics of the Catholic Church, directed by Rev. Professor Witold Zdaniewicz »

He ‘read’ history in God’s perspective

During his pontificate John Paul II spent a lot of time outside the Vatican, making pilgrimages to the local Churches all over the world. The Pope said openly that he could make his apostolic visits because he had trustworthy and dedicated collaborators in the Vatican and in his Roman diocese, people like Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who was his Vicar General for the Eternal City and was the head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. »

Radiation of fatherhood

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Metropolitan of Krakow.

‘Since the beginning of my pontificate you have been standing faithfully by my side as a secretary, sharing difficulties and joys, concerns and hopes connected with the ministry of Peter’, said the Holy Father on 19 March 1998, when Fr Stanislaw Dziwisz was consecrated bishop. »

When the moment to depart arrived

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz

Countless crowds around. There were various personages from distant places. But above all there were his people. His young people. And the meaningful and urgent banners. St Peter’s square was filled with light. Light returned to my soul, too. »

Guide to the Papal Trails

Fr Jacek Urban

The guide written by Urszula Wlasiuk, published by the Library of ‘Niedziela’, contains great love for mountains, people and John Paul II. »

Three years after his passing away to the Father’s House

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

Who do I mean? – There is no need to explain, remembering 2 April 2005. On that day the Holy Father John Paul II left the earthly vale of tears. I must recollect this event after the experiences of his fellow countrymen, almost all his fellow countrymen. »

A meeting with Edmund Wojtyla

Piotr Waszek talks to Stanislaw Janicki, director of the film ‘Brat Papieza’ [The Brother of the Pope].

Process like writing an icon

Milena Kindziuk and Artur Stelmasiak talk to Fr Dr Slawomir Oder, the postulator in the cause for the beautification of John Paul II.

Young people of the new millennium

Karolina Jadczyk

Ordinary people and at the same time exceptional ones. Talented, intelligent, full of zeal, plans and dreams. Brought up in villages and small towns, they come from families having financial problems. They live like other people do but the quality of their lives is different. They do not accept mediocrity concerning themselves and their lives »

John Paul II and the Divine Mercy

Elzbieta Krawczyk

The Holy Father John Paul II was a great worshipper of the Divine Mercy. It was in his youth that his fate was connected with the place of this devotion on the Lagiewniki hill. Then he returned to the cloister of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, to which Sr Faustina had belonged, many times as a priest, cardinal and pope. »

Two years have passed since John Paul II's death

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Gian Franco Svidercoschi, the outstanding Vaticanist and co-editor of the book 'Swiadectwo' [Witness] by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

John Paul II left the Church in a more spiritual condition; the Church that became communion to a greater extent; the Church that became family where every baptized person has his own place and nobody is marginalized; »

He did not only strengthen us

Anna Cichoblazinska talks to Prof. Jan Ryn, psychiatrist, specialist in mountain medicine, former Polish Ambassador to Chile and Bolivia.

The approaching second anniversary of the death of the Servant of God John Paul II and the visit of Benedict XVI to Brazil in May direct our attention to South America and its inhabitants. How did they respond to John Paul II? Who was 'our Pope' for them? »

John Paul II House in Lednica

Before the second anniversary of the death of the Holy Father John Paul II the Dominican Academic Centre at the Lednickie Lake will open John Paul II House. »

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