Early life He was born on the eighteenth of May, 1920 in Wadowice. His real name was Karol WojtyĹ‚a. His mother died when he was only eight. When he was a boy, he loved playing football.
He finished secondary school in 1938 and then he studied at Jagiellonian University.
When he was a priest, he loved spending time with young people.
And they loved him!!!
Pope John Paul II.
On the sixteenth of October 1978 he became a Pope. People in Poland were really happy.
As a Pope he travelled all over the world. He met with people, talked to them and laughed with them. .
Our friend He loved spending time with children and young people from different countries!!
He wrote a lot of books! You should read at least one of them!
The last dayâ€Ś
He died on the second of April 2005 at 9.37 p.m.
The funeral was on the eighth of April 2005. Thousand s of people came to be with the Pope on that day.
We will always remember himâ€Ś John Paul II
Pupils from Prusinowice, Poland