"Birthplace of pope John Paul II" Top 5 Page for this destination Wadowice by matcrazy1
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I and Kathy (Kodi01) visited Wadowice, birthplace of Roman catholic pope John Paul II. He was born at home located just by this basilica of Devotion of Holy Virgin Mary.
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John Paul II
Pope John Paul II born just 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), just Wadowice (his 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 on my homepage, travelogues on the above mentioned pages as well as 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, first of all, 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.
- 15th May 1920 born in Wadowice as Charles Joseph = Karol Jozef Wojtyla,
- 25th Sept. 1958 became bishop of Krakow,
- 16th Oct. 1978 was chosen Roman catholic pope in Vatican and took the name of John Paul II.
There is a town museum next to the pope's family house. We found exposition of photographs: "Ground Zero - A Tribute to America" there.
- Pros:Birthplace of John Paul II - his house, church and museum
- Cons:Not so comfortable to get there without a car
- In a nutshell:Visit soil of great man!
We arrived to Wadowice by my car driving from Krakow via Kalwaria Zebrzydowska towards my hometown Tychy on Highway 96.... more travel advice
If you come to Wadowice after darkness you can still take a picture with house when pope John Paul II was born. Look at... more travel advice
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