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Pope John Paul II was pope of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005. In Catholicism, since his canonisation, he is known as Pope Saint John Paul II or Saint John Paul the Great. See the fact file below for more facts and information on Pope John Paul II or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
Karol Jozef Wojtyla
Date of Birth
May 18, 1920
Date of Death
April 2, 2005
Place of Birth
Father, Karol Wojtyla and Mother, Emilia Kaczorowska
High school; Krakow’s Jagiellonian University;
clandestine seminary of Krakow
Ministry in the Catholic Chruch – priest, cardinal & pope
Reason for Fame
Served as Pope for 26 years.
He was one of the most-travelled world leaders in history,
visiting 129 countries during his pontificate.
He was fluent in many languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Latin, Esperanto and Polish.
He was vicar of various parishes in Krakow as well as chaplain to university students.
In 1958, he was appointed titular bishop of Ombi and auxiliary of Krakow.
In 1964, he was appointed archbishop of Krakow and was made a cardinal in 1967.
The Cardinals elected him Pope at the Conclave of Ocdtober 16, 1978
and he took the name of John Paul II.
Pope John Paul II Worksheets
This bundle includes 13 ready-to-use Pope John Paul II worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Pope John Paul II who was pope of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005. In Catholicism, since his canonisation, he is known as Pope Saint John Paul II or Saint John Paul the Great.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Paul John Paul II Facts
- Grid Code
- Flags Challenge
- Word Search
- Number Facts
- Coloring Activity
- Circle the Error
- The Recent Catholic Popes
- Timehop Circle
- Quote Decode
- History Buff
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