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Saint Pope John Paul II

(Karol Józef Wojtyła)

1978.10.16 – 2005.04.02

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Successor of the Prince of the Apostles

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Patriarch of the West

Primate of Italy Italy

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome

Sovereign of the Vatican City State Vatican City State

Servant of the Servants of God


Episcopal Motto: Totus tuus

Born:1920.05.18 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1946.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1958.09.28
Created Cardinal:1967.06.26
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1978.10.16
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1978.10.22
Died:2005.04.02 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Ombi (1958.07.04 – 1964.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland) (1958.07.04 – 1964.01.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków (Poland) (1964.01.13 – 1978.10.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cesareo in Palatio pro hac vice Title (1967.06.29 – 1978.10.16)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Poland (1969 – 1978)

Supreme Pontiff (1978.10.16 [1978.10.22] – 2005.04.02)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 231 Cardinals (9 Consistories)

Documents Issued:
795 Documents 795 Documents

Buried at:
Papal Basilica Chapel of St. Sebastian of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City State (Altar tomb)


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