St. John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
The entire world agrees that Pope John Paul II played an important role in ending Communism in his home country of Poland, as well as throughout Europe. His influence also bridged the gap between Catholicism and Judaism. He also improved the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church. Pope John Paul II was a true reformer of the twentieth century.
|Karol Jozef Wojtyla became the first Polish pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He began his papacy on October 16, 1978 and continued in this role for 27 years. Pope John Paul ii died on April 2, 2005. His 27 years in the papacy was the second longest term. Pope Pius IX served as pontificate the longest.
Pope John Paul II Helped End Communism
Catholics Today Honor Pope John Paul II
As mourning Catholics gathered at the funeral of Pope John Paul II, they chanted the words “Make him a saint now.” His successor, Pope Benedict XVI listened to the cries of the people and began the process of beatification for The Great John Paul. Pope Benedict overlooked the normal five year wait for beatification and began investigating a miracle which was credited to John Paul II which cured Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre of Parkinson’s Disease. On April 2, 2007 the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints began the final investigation into Pope John Paul II’s sainthood. The faithful still await a decision.
Pope John Paul II Prayer
|Faithful Catholics continue to pray for the canonization of their beloved Pope John Paul II. They wear Pope John Paul jewelry to keep him memory alive for all Catholics. Wearing a Pope John Paul medal and sharing this prayer is a perfect way to help move along the sainthood of Pope John Paul II. Giving a Pope John Paul II pendant to another member of the Catholic community paves the road for Pope John Paul’s canonization.
Prayer for asking graces through the intercession of the Servant of God the Pope John Paul II O Blessed Trinity
We thank You for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II
and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care,
the glory of the cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him.
Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will,
the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints.
With ecclesiastical approval CARDINAL CAMILLO RUINI the Holy Father’s Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome © Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Pope John Paul II