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Jun
22

It is a known fact that Pope John Paul II was a victim of Parkinson’s disease. However, the fact that most people are unaware of is that one of the major symptoms of the disease are depression and paranoia. That is exactly what happened to John Paul 2. Before describing the condition of the Pope, it would be relevant to explain Parkinson’s disease. It is an ailment in which cells are lost in a particular region of the brain which is responsible for producing dopamine. The nerve cells that control movement stop functioning due to the loss of dopamine. As a result, the patient experiences unmanageable shaking along with difficulty

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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
16

John Paul II was very vocal about the Iraq war and seriously condemned it. There were some Conservative Catholics residing in America who tried to reason with John Paul 2 that the invasion of Iraq was not an immoral act but a sensible idea. However, no amount of justification could convince him otherwise. He vehemently opposed the Iraq war and even appealed to the President of the US, George W. Bush to avoid taking such a step. In this connection, Pope also made an address at the Vatican to the Diplomatic Corps on the 13th of January, 2003 where he clearly stated that war cannot be chosen as just another

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Jun
13

Pope John Paul II’s views on the church can be said to be quite revolutionary, particularly on the concept of evolution. His views were markedly different from the traditional ideas of the Roman Catholic Church as far as the theory of evolution is concerned. He clearly stated that the evolution theory was not just a supposition or assumption but a valid one and perfectly attuned to Christian faith. There is obviously an apparent contradiction between the scientific view of the origin of life and the Biblical view. According to Genesis, it took only six days to create the world as well as the first human i.e. Adam. However, scientific theories

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Jun
10

The Pope was a voice of conscious for the entire world. He was a modern-day apostle for his church and an obit in the true sense of the term. It will not be an exaggeration to put that he was a philosopher’s intellect, an actor’s flair for the dramatic and a pilgrim’s spiritual intensity. These facts made the pope one of the most influential and powerful leaders in the modern age. You can keep a 24’ bronze statue Pope John Paul 11 in your house. This can bring in a unique feeling of prosperity and opulence in your house. You can even gift one of these statues to your loved

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