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Jul
19

The world is not ignorant about the presence of lecherous priests in the world but, who would have guessed that the Catholic Church also hosts a few of these perverts of the highest order. Among the most serious cases are the ones involving Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer an Austrian friend of the Pope. The Cardinal was accused of molesting over 2000 boys and young monks in his overall career span. Even then he sailed through the situation because there were no sanctions placed on him. The next case was related to Marcial Maciel Degollado, the Mexican founder of the ‘Legion of Christ’. This person was accused of not only molesting

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Jun
19

The accomplishments of Pope John Paul II are numerous. His life is full of achievements and explorations. To begin with, he was well conversant in as many as 8 languages and an expert in 13 languages. Previous popes were not very enthusiastic when it came to travelling to different countries. They usually preferred to stay at the Vatican and occasionally traveled to a few places in Europe. However, John Paul II was distinctly different in this regard. He travelled extensively to as many as 125 foreign countries. Even if you combine the sum total of all the places visited by the other popes, it would not cross this figure. This

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Jun
04

Few Popes have reached the height of a great philosopher but exceptions are always there. Karol Wojtyla, who is more popularly known as Pope John Paul II is definitely an exceoption and a path breaker. Before he became an important member of the higher councils of the Catholic Church, he was a professor of philosophy in the University of Lublin, one of the most esteemed universities in Eastern Europe. During his career, he made a small group who were popularly known as RODZINKA which literally means a small family. They met for prayer, philosophical conversation and helped the poor people including the blind and the sick. This group slowly and

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May
14

A store house of talents, Pope John Paul II had authored many books, encyclicals etc that have been upheld by the church and the people alike. Writing talents of the Pope had blossomed during his days of priesthood when he wrote under the pseudonym of ‘Andrzej Jawien’ and ‘Stanislaw Andrzej Gruda’. Initially, he wrote about the early experiences of his life, like the war, the miseries that followed the Holocaust, communist regime and the devastation caused by it, loss of freedom and dignity of common people and their plight and so on. His pastoral responsibilities also found expression in his poems and plays. Pope John Paul II, then known by

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May
11

The papacy of Pope John Paul II began on the 16th of October 1978 as the 264th Pope and since then, till his last day as the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church he had accomplished more than many of his predecessors did. Through his twenty-seven years of papacy, he was acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. His was the third longest papacy in history, following Saint Peter and Pope Pius IX. He dedicated his life to the cause of peace and harmony in the world. He was the gentle listener to all who came to him and was tough when it came

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