Karol Wojtyla

NOUN
  1. the first Pope born in Poland; the first Pope not born in Italy in 450 years (1920-2005)
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  • Henri de Lubac and Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope, were already acquainted from the days of the Second Vatican Council and held one another in high esteem. The Cardinal
  • On Paul's death in 1978, Ratzinger attended the two conclaves of that momentous year, and helped elect the unknown Pole, Karol Wojtyla.
  • Under Tyranowski's tutelage, Karol Wojtyla decided to be a priest and enrolled in a clandestine seminary in Krakow.
  • Karol Wojtyla came to the papacy not merely as a bishop but as a professor of philosophy who had been writing about and teaching personalism in Poland long before the Second Vatican Council began.
  • A kingmaker emerged in Franz König of Vienna, who sought a non-Italian Pope and a Vatican II Pope; he found allies in Joseph Ratzinger of Munich and John Krol of Philadelphia, and together they championed Karol Wojtyla of Kraków. In Search of a Pope
  • In Wadowice, where the Pope was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, more than 20,000 people gathered to bid him adieu.
  • Karol Wojtyla almost immediately changed the traditional image of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
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