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Commemorative Pope John Paul II 3-D Wood Wall Plaque
The Beatification of Blessed John Paul II Gifts from Italy!
Beautiful Pope John Paul II 3 dimensional wood wall plaque from Italy. This lovely Pope John Paul wall plaque is a wonderful Catholic gift from Italy, and it a beautiful way to celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
Made in Milan, Italy, by Cromo NB Studios, with the highest quality materials and workmanship. Free Pope John Paul II Postcard and Luminous Rosary.
The Venerable Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan Pawel II, French: Jean Paul II, German: Johannes Paul II), born Karol Józef Wojty 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death over 26 years later. His was the second-longest documented pontificate; only Pope Pius IX served longer (St Peter the Apostle is reputed to have served for more than thirty years as the first pontiff; however documentation is too sparse to definitively support this). He has been the only Polish Pope to date, and was the first non-Italian Pope since Dutch Pope Adrian VI in the 1520s.
John Paul II has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century. It is widely held that he was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe as well as significantly improving the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion.
Pope John Paul II was one of the most-traveled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. He was fluent in many languages: Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Esperanto, Ancient Greek and Latin as well as his native Polish. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 people and canonized 483 Saints, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the last five centuries. On 19 December 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed "Venerable" by Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope John Paul II 3-D wood wall plaque, 9.5" x 7.5".