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Jul
25

Pope John Paul II had ascended to Papacy on the 16th of October 1978, and since then to the last day of his life he had either been hailed as a hero or, has been accused and condemned with many controversies. He has without doubt been one of the most influential leaders of the world but at the same time he had been criticized over a number of unforgivable issues. This has brought many people to ponder whether to consider him a Friend or, Foe to the world. To talk about why the Pope should be considered a Friend is as good as asking ‘why do we need air to

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Jul
22

13th May 1981, St. Peters Square, Vatican City, the assembled spectators watched in shock and horror as Pope John Paul II (temporarily) succumbed to the impact of raging bullets. The shot was fired by a trained sniper from Turkey, Mehmet Ali Agca, as the Pope was entering St. Peters Square. Four bullets from Browning Hi-Power 9mm semi-automatic pistol, hit the Pope in his abdomen, perforating his colon and small intestines multiple times. Regardless of the number of bullets fired at him, all of them failed to rupture his mesenteric and abdominal arteries. He lost as much as three fourths of his blood and collapsed on his way to Gemelli Hospital.

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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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Jul
16

Karol Jozef Wojtyla who is known to the world as Pope John Paul II was born in Poland on 18th of May 1920. He was the first and the only Polish Pope. Pope John Paul II was a man of very humble beginnings and who could predict that he would emerge as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He has got infinite achievements in his life time which is bringing him closer and closer to sainthood. Although the fact that he is the first and only Pope that Poland has produced is enough to make this country and its people proud, there are a few very

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Jul
13

The mid-20th century witnessed the rise and development of media, and even the Catholic Church could not deny its impact. Pope John Paul II recognized the development of media as one of the greatest steps of progress made by the modern society. Whether television, radio or, internet, the Pope knew how to put them into best use. He was one of the most media friendly personalities of the 20th century. In Italy, Pope John Paul II was known as ‘Il Papa Del Sorriso’ or, the Smiling Pope; and ‘Il Sorriso di Dio’ meaning God’s smile. Time magazine referred to him as the September Pope. As much as the Pope was

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