Karol Wojtyła was bornin Wadowice on 18 May 1920. His parentswere Emilia Kaczorowska and Karol Wojtyła. He had a brother Edmund and a sister Olga. Whenhe was a child his parentscalledhim „Lolek”. Olga diedwhenhe was 4 years old. Edmund was very important person in his life and whenhedied, Karol couldn’t stand thisevent. He was a verygood student. Karol was going to schoolin Wadowice. As a young boy, Lolek played football, went skiing and travelledwith his father. On 13 April 1929 his mother died, whenhe was 8 years old. A monthlaterhetook on First SaintCommunion.
Karol as a young boy
First Saint Communion
Between 1938 and 1944 Karol had to study and work veryhard. He and his fatherlefttheirfamily house and emigrated to Cracow, where Karol started his studies. In that time Karol wrotesomepoems, played football, playedintheatre and met his friendstoo. He workedinguarrybecause his fatherfellill and Karol had to earnsomemoney. On 18 February 1941 his fatherdied. After his death Karol felthewanted to be a priest and he went to seminaryinCracow. On 13 October 1946 hegotholyordersfrom Adam Sapieha.
Karol Wojtyła as a teenager
Karol Wojtyła and his passion- sport
On 4 July 1958 Karol Wojtyła was nominated to be a Bishop. His consecrationtook place inCathedralin Cracow. He worked and livedinCracow. In that time he met and conversedwithyoungpeople and went to evangelicaltravel. On 30 December 1963 Karol Wojtyła was nominated on Archbishop of Cracow’sMetropolis. Fouryearslater Karol Wojtyła was nominated on Cardinal.On 29 June 1976 hereceived a red birretfrom Pope Paul VI.
Archbishop Karol Wojtyła was nominated to Pope on 16 October 1978. His name was John Paul II. John Paul II was veryimportant person allovertheworld, especially for Polish. His friendswereyoungpeople. He believedinthem and heassertedtheyarethefuture. John Paul II went on a lot of pilgrimages. He lovedpeople and theylovedhimtoo. Althoughhewasn’tyoungmanhetrippedin mountains or went skiing. He couldn’t stand inaction.
John Paul II in front of the statue of St Maria
John Paul II withchildren
On 13 May 1981 TurkishterroristMahmet Ali Agcashot to Popa on St. Peter’s SquareinRome. Thedoctorscame to Popa’s help and herecovered. When John Paul II leftthehospitalhe visited to Ali Agcaintheprison. Theyspoke a lot there.