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Pope John Paul II

"Freedom is not simply the absence of tyranny or oppression nor is freedom a license to do whatever we like. Freedom is ordered to the truth, and is fulfilled in man's quest for the truth and living in the truth."
John Paul II

Pope John Paul II born in Wadowice, Poland in 1920, died today at 9.37 pm in Vatican. Sadness...
02 April 2005.

Although I am not crazy about religion, any religion, it's far more than the simple fact for me, it's also a lot of emotions. After death of John Paul II I wanted to go to his funeral but I had to stay at work. Instead I visited four times Krakow (JPII was bishop there), Wadowice (birthplace) and small village off the beaten path called Niegowic (he was a priest there in 1948-1949).

Step by step I am trying to put up my personal albums below, travelogues on the above mentioned pages as well as on my hometown Tychy and Poland page. I want to show you spirit of Poland in these unusual days and share some of my pictures, my thoughts and reflections and pay tribute to the great man who taught millions in 122 countries, he visited, what tolerance to other people and religion is, what is freedom and human dignity. Enough to said.

My larger VT-meetings

Larger VT-meetings I participated:
Oceanside, California, USA; 12 April 2003
Krakow, Poland; 9 October 2003
Arlington, Virginia, USA; 15 October 2004
Washington D.C., USA; 16 October 2004
Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy; 6 - 8 May, 2005; the first official European VT-meeting :-)
Warsaw, Poland; 20 - 22 January, 2006
Karlsruhe, Germany; 30 May - 1 June, 2008; the forth official European VT-meeting :-)
Chicago, Illinois, USA; 19 and 20 July, 2008
Kodiak, Alaska, USA; 28-30 July, 2008
Cascais, Portugal; 29 -31 May, 2009; the fifth official European VT-meeting :-)
Krakow, Poland; 28 -30 May, 2010; the sixth official European VT-meeting :-)
Ohrid and Bitola, Macedonia; 27 -30 May, 2011; the seventh official European VT-meeting :-)
Bergamo, Italy; 1 -3 June, 2012; the eighth official European VT-meeting :-)
Sibiu, Romania; 21 - 23 June, 2013; the ninth official European VT-meeting :-).

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  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Thanks to you and Urszula for the greetings by postcard from Riga.

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    May 24, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    A big hi to you and Urszula in Riga! I'll be watching the videos as Hansi posts them and looking for all the friendly faces I met in Bergamo. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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    Jan 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I'm late but hope you had a great bday! Cheers!

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    Dec 29, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    happy belated birthday here
    hug from Lisbon

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    best wishes for you birthday and for the Christmas season Matt! hope you've been enjoying the days and all the best for the new year!

  • Orkaena's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Feliz Cumpleaños Loco Matt!!! And my best wishes for you and your lovely family!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Hello, Matt! Happy birthday and have a wonderful Christmas time!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Happy birthday Matt.

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    Dec 24, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Hope you have a special one, cheers from Down Under

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    Dec 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Happy Birthday Mat! And of course wishing you and Ursula a Merry Christmas :-)

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