John Paul II's pontificate was different from the previous ones, as the Church has opened its doors to all mankind like never before, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of Karol Wojtyla's election as pope.
St. John Paul II was someone who built bridges between people and approached others with great openness, said Primate of Poland Archbishop Wojciech Polak in an interview for PAP. Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II.
Started in 1928, the race took place five times before WWII broke out. It resumed in 1947 and is now part of the UCI World Ranking and one of the most important races in Eastern Europe.
Poles and Catholics around the world will today commemorate the 98th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s birth, a man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic church.