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Pope John Paul II. By Jakub Kaczmarek And Reece Honan . Background. In 1978 Pope John Paul II was the first pope for over 400 years not to be from Italy. Iron Curtain. Poland and many other countries were under communist control from Russia. Religion in the Iron Curtain.
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Pope John Paul II By Jakub Kaczmarek And Reece Honan
Background • In 1978 Pope John Paul II was the first pope for over 400 years not to be from Italy.
Iron Curtain • Poland and many other countries were under communist control from Russia.
Religion in the Iron Curtain • It was not acceptable to be a member of a religion in the Iron Curtain.
Surprise • The world was very surprised by the election of John Paul II.
Effect on the World • Pope John Paul II was first pope to travel to meet Catholic all over the world
Travel to Poland • When Pope John Paul II travelled to Poland it began to encourage people not to accept communism.
Solidarity • The workers in a shipyard in Krakow began to strike for democracy in Poland 1980.
Travel to Ireland • In 1979 the pope announced he would tavel to Ireland in September. This was to be the first papal visit to Ireland.
Mass in Dublin • Over 1 million people went to Phoenix Park to the Pope’s Mass.
Mass in Galway • Hundreds of thousands of young people went to mass in Galway. They sang for 20 minutes when the Pope said ‘Young People of Ireland, I love You!’
Drogheda Visit • In Drogheda the Pope called on all people involved in violence in Northern Ireland to stop.
Limerick Visit • On Monday Pope John Paul II visited Limerick to say Mass.
Pope Shot • In 1981 a Turkish man shot the pope twice but the pope survived an visited the man in prison to forgive him.
Effect on the World • Over the next few years all the countries in the Iron Curtain Area got their democracy and many said that the pope helped. • Some countries who had been taken over by Russia after World War Ii were freed.
Longest Serving Pope • Pope John Paul was one of the longest serving popes until he died.
Saint • In 2014 he will be made a Saint for his good work.