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The Life of Pope John Paul II

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The Life of Pope John Paul II

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The Life of Pope John Paul II

The Life of Pope John Paul II

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The life of Pope John Paul II was extraordinary, from his boyhood in Poland, to his rise through the church hierarchy and his 26-year papacy. He resisted communist rule in his homeland, reached out to other faiths, and traveled widely across the world. But his conservative theology did not win over all Catholics.