The third and final installment of our series on one of the greatest popes in history.
He was the first non-Italian pope in almost 500 years and the youngest in over a century, having been elected at the young papal age of 58. He also would have the third-longest reign in history, serving as pope for almost 27 years, and trailing only Pope Pius IX and St. Peter himself in terms of longevity. He’s one of the most traveled world leaders in history and the most visible, after logging over 680,000 miles as pope and being seen in-person by half a billion people.
This is the story spanning Pope St. John Paul II's monumental papacy, from his election in 1978 to his death in 2005.
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- [BOOK] Sign of Contradiction by St. John Paul II (As Cardinal Karol Wojtyla; Retreat preached to Pope Paul VI & the papal household – https://amzn.to/2WiGi5R
- [BOOK] Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert – https://amzn.to/3d3isSf
- [BOOK] Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel – https://amzn.to/35n4Dvy