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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II led the Catholic Church during a time of great upheaval. During his pontificate (1978-2005), the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall collapsed, and great strides were made for freedom worldwide. … (See Below for Full Description)
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Pope John Paul II led the Catholic Church during a time of great upheaval. During his pontificate (1978-2005), the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall collapsed, and great strides were made for freedom worldwide. The first non-Italian pope in more than four centuries, the Polish John Paul was also the very first Slavic pope ever. As a young man, he experienced Nazi persecution and had to train for the priesthood in a seminary conducted "underground"—because Catholic religious training for vocations had been outlawed. At the same time, he remained active in the Polish anti-Nazi insurgency and helped Jews escape the Holocaust. Later, as pontiff, he forged new relationships between the Roman Catholic Church and Jewish denominations worldwide and played a pivotal role in the downfall of the Soviet Union. This engaging and visually appealing biography follows the arch of the pontiff's life in the context of world politics.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9227-9
ISBN-10 791092275
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Modern World Leaders
Author Edward J. Renehan, Jr.; Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Publication Date 11/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.
Available Formats Print

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