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1920–2005) Polish-born pope (1978–2005) whose many travels abroad included a visit to Britain (1982) and tours of his native country (1979, 1987, and 1991). Wojtyla was ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... Paul II ( 1920–2005 ). Pope 1978–2005 . Karol Wojtyla was a professor at Lublin University and archbishop of Cracow before becoming the first non-Italian pope since 1523 . An energetic man of engaging personality, he became a well-known figure throughout the world because of his wide travels. He survived an attempt to assassinate him in Rome 1981 . Conservative on moral and doctrinal issues, he was concerned for social questions and for the defence of human...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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... (1982) and of his best-known play, The Jeweller's Shop (1980). Official docs. are pr. in the AAS for the years of his pontificate. The many studies incl. T. Szulc , Pope John Paul II: The Biography (New York and London [1995]); J. Kwitty , Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II (1997); G. Weigel , Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II (1999). J. Luxmoore and J. Babiuch , The Vatican and the Red Flag: The Struggle for the Soul of Eastern Europe (1999). G. Weigel in NCE (2nd edn.), 7 (2003), 992–1006, s...

John Paul II, St

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... Paul II, St ( 1920–2005 ), Pope from 1978 . Karol Wojtyła , the son of a Polish soldier, was born in an industrial town near Cracow. He became titular Bp. of Ombi and auxiliary to the Administrator Apostolic of Cracow in 1958 , Abp. of Cracow in 1964 , and a cardinal in 1967 . He attended the Second Vatican Council and sat on several post-Conciliar Commissions. He was the first Slav to become Pope and the first non-Italian since 1523 . In 1979 he went to Mexico to open the Latin American Bishops' Conference at Puebla; he set the pattern for his...

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A Dictionary of Popes (3 ed.)

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... The Collected Plays and Writings on Theater (Berkeley, 1987) P. Hebblethwaite , The Year of Three Popes (London, 1978) P. Johnson , Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Restoration (London, 1982) J. M. McDermott (ed.), The Thought of Pope John Paul II (Rome, 1993) M. Walsh , John Paul II (London, 1994) Tad Szulc , Pope John Paul II: The Biography (New York, 1995) G. Weigel , Witness to Hope (New York, 1999) ...

John Paul II

John Paul II  

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1920–2005)Polish-born pope (1978–2005) whose many travels abroad included a visit to Britain (1982) and tours of his native country (1979, 1987, and 1991).Wojtyla was born in Wadowice, Poland, the ...
Veritatis Splendor

Veritatis Splendor  

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The encyclical issued by John Paul II on 6 Aug. 1993 expounding the fundamental principles of the ethical teaching of the RC Church. It affirms the importance of morality for ...
John Paul I

John Paul I  

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(1912–78), Pope from 26 Aug. to 28 Sept. 1978. Albino Luciani was ordained Bp. of Vittorio Veneto by John XXIII in 1958; in 1969 Paul VI nominated him Patr. of Venice and in 1973 created him a ...
Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI  

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(1927– )Pope (2005– ). After teaching theology at the universities of Bonn, Münster, and Tübingen, he was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and created a cardinal in 1977. Pope John Paul II ...
Neo-Catechumenate

Neo-Catechumenate  

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Roman Catholic movement for the renewal of traditional faith. The movement was founded in 1964 by K. Arguello, in order to resist the increasing secularization of society and the erosion ...
Robert Runcie

Robert Runcie  

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(1921–2000).Archbishop of Canterbury. After war service as a tank commander, winning the MC, Runcie graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford. He was successively principal of Cuddesdon Theological ...
Paul VI

Paul VI  

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1897–1978)Pope (1963–78) who undertook the process of modernization of the Catholic Church initiated by the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).The son of a middle-class lawyer and editor from the ...
Georges-Yves Congar

Georges-Yves Congar  

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(1904–95), French Dominican theologian. He developed a passionate interest in ecclesiology and ecumenism. In a controversial article he ascribed the alienation of French culture from the Church to ...
Fatima

Fatima  

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A village in Portugal, where in 1917 it was reported that apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared; it is now the site of a Marian shrine.
Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission

Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission  

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(ARCIC).A joint commission of the RC Church and the Anglican Communion, intended to further the goal of visible unity between the two bodies. Set up after a meeting in 1966 between Pope Paul VI and ...
Hans Küng

Hans Küng  

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(1928– )Swiss Roman Catholic theologian, whose doubts about current Vatican teaching led Pope John Paul II to ban him from teaching theology.Born near Lucerne, Küng was educated at the Gregorian ...
Prophecies of Malachy

Prophecies of Malachy  

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The so-called Prophecies of Malachy have no connection with St Malachy apart from their erroneous attribution to him. Contained in a document apparently composed in 1590, they purport to give a motto ...
Paula Frassinetti

Paula Frassinetti  

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Foundress (1809–82).Born and brought up in the turbulent environment of Genoa, Paula helped her brother, parish priest of Quinto, by teaching the poor of his parish. From this quiet beginning there ...
John Macias

John Macias  

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Dominican lay brother (1585–1645).Born at Ribero del Fresno in Estremadura of a family of ‘distressed gentlefolk’, he was orphaned at an early age and brought up by his uncle who put him to work as a ...
John VIII

John VIII  

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(14 Dec. 872–16 Dec. 882)A Roman, son of Gundo, for twenty years archdeacon, the close collaborator of Nicholas I, he was elected at an uncertain interval after Hadrian II's death. Although elderly, ...
John Gabriel Perboyre

John Gabriel Perboyre  

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Martyr in China (1802–40).The oldest child of a devout family from Peuch (Montauban), from the age of fifteen he wanted to be a missionary and joined the Congregation of the Lazarists in 1818. He was ...

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