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date: 20 August 2019

John Paul II (1920–2005), 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Pope from 1978. Karol Wojtyla, the son of a Polish soldier, was born in the industrial town of Wadowice, not far from Cracow. His family was poor. In ... ...

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