Poles mark century since birth of Pope John Paul II — pressok

Warsaw (AFP) Poles on Monday set aside deep political divisions to mark a century since the birth of the late Pope John Paul II, the first and only pontiff from Poland whose election changed the course of history. Canonised in 2014, John Paul II was a charismatic leader who helped topple communism but was criticised […]Continue reading “Poles mark century since birth of Pope John Paul II — pressok”

Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people — CNS top stories

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness. Despite losing his mother, father and brother at a young age and experiencing the atrocities of […]Continue reading “Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people — CNS top stories”