Pope John Paul II: A Life in PicturesISBN: 1576872653;
Pope John Paul II: A Life in Pictures is the most extensive?and the most beautifully produced?visual diary ever compiled of Karol JA?zef Wojtyla, who became one of the most respected religious figures and world leaders of the twentieth century. From his days growing up in the small town of Wadowice, Poland, through his extensive travels around the Christian and non-Christian world to his recent passing, mourned by the faithful worldwide, this astounding collection bears witness to the transformation of Wojtyla from a small child in Poland to the Bishop of Rome, the vicar of Jesus Christ, the patriarch of the West?Pope John Paul II. From his earliest years, we travel alongside Wojtyla from Wadowice with his humble parents to KrakA?w as an energetic student of literature and philosophy, an actor in an experimental theater troupe, and a poet participating in readings and discussion groups. After World War II, during which he began his religious training in an underground...
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