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Polish Archdiocese opens the beatification process of Pope John Paul II's parents | SW News 60

shalomworld on Oct 12 2019 The Polish Bishops’ conference has granted permission to the Archdiocese of Krakow to kick start the beatification process for Emilia and Karol Józef Wojtyła senior, the …More
shalomworld on Oct 12 2019 The Polish Bishops’ conference has granted permission to the Archdiocese of Krakow to kick start the beatification process for Emilia and Karol Józef Wojtyła senior, the parents of Pope John Paul the 2nd. Pope John Paul was heavily influenced by the deep The Catholic faith of his parents. He used to say that he had seen his father kneeling and praying quite often and it had a great impact on his spiritual life. He described their modest apartment as a kind of “domestic seminary.” His father was a Polish Army lieutenant and his mother was a school teacher. They were married in Krakow in 1906 and had three children, Pope John Paul was the youngest. Pope John Paul II led the Catholic Church from October 16, 1978, until his death on April 2nd, 2005. He was the 3rd longest-serving Pontiff in Church history and was declared a saint in 2014.