The Speeches, Messages, and Apostolic Journeys of Pope John Paul II collection (13 vols.) contains tens of thousands of pages of Pope John Paul II’s speeches and messages given worldwide. Everything from television and radio broadcasts to speeches the Holy Father has given to universities, nations, and world organizations is included in a chonological format in these volumes.
These massive volumes include nearly 27 years of Pope John Paul II’s public addresses, forming one enormous collection of important and timeless sayings of one of the biggest world influences of the twentieth century. It contains his meetings with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, the speeches he gave at the funerary monument of Mahatma Gandhi, the speeches during his visits to South Africa, the United States, Poland, and over 50 other nations. Included are his Jubilee Pilgrimages, speeches to the United Nations and its organizations, messages for World Youth Day and similar World Day events, and much, much more.
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- Over 26 years’ of Pope John Paul II’s speeches
- Radio and television messages for specific nations and groups
- Writings and speeches from his pastoral visits throughout the world
- Speeches, vol. 1
- Speeches, vol. 2
- Speeches, vol. 3
- Speeches, vol. 4
- Speeches, vol. 5
- Speeches, vol. 6
- Speeches, vol. 7
- Speeches, vol. 8
- Speeches, vol. 9
- Speeches, vol. 10
- Writings Associated with the Apostolic Journeys, vol. 1
- Writings Associated with the Apostolic Journeys, vol. 2
- Title: Speeches, Messages, and the Apostolic Journeys of Pope John Paul II
- Author: Pope John Paul II
- Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
- Volumes: 13
About the Author
John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyla) (1920–2005) served as Pope for 26 years (1978–2005). In 1942, he felt called to the priesthood and began courses in the clandestine seminary of Krakow. Wojtyla was ordained to the priesthood on November 1, 1946, and shortly after, was sent to Rome where he worked under Garrigou-Lagrange. In 1958 he was appointed as the titular bishop of Ombi and auxiliary of Krakow and in 1964 was appointed as the archbishop or Krakow. Three years later, he was elevated to cardinal.
In 1978, Karol Wojtyla was elected pope, where he took on the name John Paul II. As pope, he was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland. He significantly improved the Catholic Church’s relationship with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. He has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.