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Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by lalasticlala(m): 8:56am On May 18
Pope John Paul II Turns 100 Today

Pope John Paul II 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.

He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Cardinal Wojtyła was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted the name of his predecessor in tribute to him. John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. John Paul II significantly improved the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. He upheld the Church's teachings on such matters as the right to life, artificial contraception, the ordination of women, and a celibate clergy, and although he supported the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, he was seen as generally conservative in their interpretation.

He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 and canonised 483 people, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the preceding five centuries. By the time of his death, he had named most of the College of Cardinals, consecrated or co-consecrated many of the world's bishops, and ordained many priests.

John Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX. Born in Poland, John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope since the 16th-century Pope Adrian VI. John Paul II's cause for canonisation commenced one month after his death with the traditional five-year waiting period waived. On 19 December 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed venerable by his successor, Benedict XVI, and was beatified on 1 May 2011 (Divine Mercy Sunday) after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints attributed one miracle to his intercession, the healing of a French nun from Parkinson's disease. A second miracle was approved on 2 July 2013, and confirmed by Pope Francis two days later. John Paul II was canonised on 27 April 2014 (again Divine Mercy Sunday), together with Pope John XXIII. On 11 September 2014, Pope Francis added these two optional memorials to the worldwide General Roman Calendar of saints. It is traditional to celebrate saints' feast days on the anniversary of their deaths, but that of John Paul II (22 October) is celebrated on the anniversary of his papal inauguration. Posthumously, he has been referred to by some Catholics as "St. John Paul the Great", although the title has no official recognition.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by gamapoy539: 8:57am On May 18
I'm confused. àre we supposed to wish him happy birthday or what?

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by pyyxxaro: 9:10am On May 18
Happy Posthumous Birthday Pope

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by boman2014: 9:20am On May 18
The only Pope I had respect for.

the others are....



Happy posthumous Birthday

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by money121(m): 9:21am On May 18
Ok
Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by happyeaster002: 9:21am On May 18
gamapoy539:
I'm confused. àre we supposed to wish him happy birthday or what?

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by younghartz(m): 9:21am On May 18
I love him

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by emmydiamon(m): 9:21am On May 18
He try

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by gambia(m): 9:22am On May 18
Issorite.
Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Factfinder1(m): 9:22am On May 18
Rest in peace papal

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by SoNature(m): 9:22am On May 18
One of the greatest reformers that the Church ever had

To date, the Church still misses his transformational leadership role

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by kollinskollins(m): 9:22am On May 18
Na black pope we need

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by onwubiko(m): 9:22am On May 18
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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by gbebodye(f): 9:22am On May 18
rest in happy birthday sir

grin

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by SwacoBlackPope: 9:22am On May 18
Rest on, your Holiness

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Jestin: 9:22am On May 18
Continue to rest in the bosom of the lord.

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by thundafire: 9:23am On May 18
One of the best Pope's

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Sundaycomputer: 9:23am On May 18
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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Akhagbenidestin(m): 9:23am On May 18
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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Petersamuel8(m): 9:23am On May 18
May His soul RIP
Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by saint2ace(m): 9:23am On May 18
Happy birthday Padre, may Ur soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Kingrefreshed: 9:24am On May 18
lalasticlala:
Pope John Paul II Turns 100 Today



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II



So

Wetin concern nigerians

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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by janedonez(m): 9:25am On May 18
May God continue to rest Him. Amen
Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by aviazuva: 9:25am On May 18
RIP Igwe John Paul
Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by dheespectre: 9:25am On May 18
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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by sammysmiles(m): 9:26am On May 18
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Re: Pope John Paul II 100th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Linusjnr001(m): 9:26am On May 18
Holy Man

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