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John Paul II

The Pope Who Modernised the Catholic Church
978280628966738EBookPlurilingua PublishingJohn Paul II was the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and is remembered as one of the most important figures in the shaping of 21st century Catholicism. Known in particular for the modernization of the Catholic Church and the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, John Paul led the Catholic Church during a period of great change and had a significant influence on the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions shaped the Catholic Church for decades to come and understand his profound influence on Catholicism across the world. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in John Paul II’s illustrious religious career, including his promotion of social rights and his battle against poverty. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of his papacy, giving you all the essential information about the man described by some as Saint John Paul the Great. About John Paul II John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. His rise to power came as a surprise to many, seeing as he was not Italian; he wasthe first foreign Pope for over 400 years. Jean Paul II was a very unusual Pope: he travelled frequently, trying to ensure close contact with the faithful, and eventually made more than 100 trips to different parts of the world. He strongly opposed totalitarian regimes, playing a rather significant role in the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and did much to improve Catholic relations with different religions. However, he still kept to many of the Church's stances on more delicate issues, such as abortion and contraception. This clear and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to John Paul II Biography of John Paul II A late vocation A socially committed bishop and an activist cardinal An unusual pope Context John Paul II and Poland: from Nazi occupation to European integration John Paul II's action across the world A globe-trotting speaker John Paul II and Latin America A pope in focus A universal message Major progress in interreligious dialogue Often visionary but sometimes risky stances Impact of John Paul II's papacy The reform of Catholicism A renewal of the religious message A growing place on the international scene Summary John Paul II was the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and is remembered as one of the most important figures in the shaping of 21st century Catholicism. Known in particular for the modernization of the Catholic Church and the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, John Paul led the Catholic Church during a period of great change and had a significant influence on the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions shaped the Catholic Church for decades to come and understand his profound influence on Catholicism across the world. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in John Paul II’s illustrious religious career, including his promotion of social rights and his battle against poverty. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of his papacy, giving you all the essential information about the man described by some as Saint John Paul the Great. About John Paul II John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. His rise to power came as a surprise to many, seeing as he was not Italian; he wasthe first foreign Pope for over 400 years. Jean Paul II was a very unusual Pope: he travelled frequently, trying to ensure close contact with the faithful, and eventually made more than 100 trips to different parts of the world. He strongly opposed totalitarian regimes, playing a rather significant role in the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and did much to improve Catholic relations with different religions. However, he still kept to many of the Church's stances on more delicate issues, such as abortion and contraception. This clear and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to John Paul II Biography of John Paul II A late vocation A socially committed bishop and an activist cardinal An unusual pope Context John Paul II and Poland: from Nazi occupation to European integration John Paul II's action across the world A globe-trotting speaker John Paul II and Latin America A pope in focus A universal message Major progress in interreligious dialogue Often visionary but sometimes risky stances Impact of John Paul II's papacy The reform of Catholicism A renewal of the religious message A growing place on the international scene Summary application/pdf1 20th century, canonisation, Catholic Church, Catholicism, Christianity, diplomacy, Europe, human rights, poverty, religion, Rome, saint
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John Paul II was the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and is remembered as one of the most important figures in the shaping of 21st century Catholicism. Known in particular for the modernization of the Catholic Church and the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, John Paul led the Catholic Church during a period of great...
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John Paul II was the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and is remembered as one of the most important figures in the shaping of 21st century Catholicism. Known in particular for the modernization of the Catholic Church and the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, John Paul led the Catholic Church during a period of great change and had a significant influence on the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his actions shaped the Catholic Church for decades to come and understand his profound influence on Catholicism across the world.

This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in John Paul II’s illustrious religious career, including his promotion of social rights and his battle against poverty. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the impact of his papacy, giving you all the essential information about the man described by some as Saint John Paul the Great.

About John Paul II

John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. His rise to power came as a surprise to many, seeing as he was not Italian; he wasthe first foreign Pope for over 400 years. Jean Paul II was a very unusual Pope: he travelled frequently, trying to ensure close contact with the faithful, and eventually made more than 100 trips to different parts of the world. He strongly opposed totalitarian regimes, playing a rather significant role in the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and did much to improve Catholic relations with different religions. However, he still kept to many of the Church’s stances on more delicate issues, such as abortion and contraception.

This clear and accessible 38-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to John Paul II
  • Biography of John Paul II
    • A late vocation
    • A socially committed bishop and an activist cardinal
    • An unusual pope
  • Context
    • John Paul II and Poland: from Nazi occupation to European integration
  • John Paul II’s action across the world
    • A globe-trotting speaker
    • John Paul II and Latin America
    • A pope in focus
    • A universal message
    • Major progress in interreligious dialogue
    • Often visionary but sometimes risky stances
  • Impact of John Paul II’s papacy
    • The reform of Catholicism
    • A renewal of the religious message
    • A growing place on the international scene
  • Summary

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9782806289667

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