"Jan Pawel (Pope John Paul II) in Krakow" Krakow Travelogue by GentleSpirit

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Everywhere you go in Krakow, you will see an image of the favorite son, Karol Józef Wojtyła,Pope John Paul II (Jan Pawel). He was from Wadowice, not far from Krakow. Krakow Airport is named after him, and you will see his image literally everywhere you go.

In 1964 he became Bishop of Krakow

1978 he was elected Pope following the death of John Paul I. He was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. The locals are immensely proud of their Jan Pawel.

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    Apr 9, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    So glad you enjoyed Krakow. Hope you will have an opportunity to return and dig in further.


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