John Paul II

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He showed us how to pray

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The Holy Father frequently spoke about the value of prayer. In the 6th issue of the Papal Collection of 'Niedziela' we have quoted many fragments of his talks. In all pastoral activities of John Paul II there are also numerous facts, which redefine our prayer, prayer of the whole Church. »

John Paul II - this would be a wonderful patron saint of Europe

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The patron saint of contemporary Europe should be our candidate for sainthood - the Servant of God John Paul II. Few people knew Europe and its Christian culture better than him. As a universal Shepherd he embraced the whole world with his hands full of love but Europe was the dearest to him. With his whole being John Paul II was a man of evangelical culture, culture of love and life. »

'I have looked for you. Now you have come to me...'

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Our readers receive another, the fourth, issue of the series 'Papal Collection of Niedziela', dedicated to the World Youth Days. We recollect our beloved Pope John Paul II who loved so much the young people of the world. »

In the school of Pope John Paul II

Pawel Zuchniewicz talks to Bishop Renato Boccardo, the Holy Father's travel co-ordinator.

I have been to Poland 15 times...

The interview was made by Wieslaw Adamik

Gian Franco Svidercoschi, author of the book entitled 'Stories of Karol: The Unknown Life of John Paul II', speaks about the second episode of the TV serial 'Karol. A Man Who Became Pope'. »

Your pilgriming was extraordinary

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The third part of the Papal Collection of 'Niedziela' was dedicated to the pastoral visits of John Paul II. The Holy Father was called 'Missionary of the World'; he carried the Gospel to all continents. »

Sainthood now!

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The cause for the beatification of John Paul II has been opened in Rome. This happened only three months after his death. This is a unique situation in the recent history of the Church. It was already in the funeral of John Paul II that the faithful chanted: 'Santo subito - Sainthood now!' »

In June he was all ours...

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The second part of the Papal Collection of 'Niedziela', monthly cycle about the life, pontificate and teaching of the Holy Father John Paul II was published in June. This edition contains the subject of the Holy Father's pilgrimages to Poland. »

Edict concerning the cause of John Paul II

On 18 May 2005 the vicar for the Diocese of Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini promulgated an edict that seeks testimonies about the holiness of Pope John Paul II, and all copies of his unpublished writings. The edict will be displayed for two months on the doors of the Vicariate of Rome and in the archdiocesan curia of Krakow, Poland. »

Scraps of recollections

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

In May we published the first part of the Papal Collection of 'Niedziela' - monthly cycle about the life, pontificate and teaching of the Holy Father John Paul II. The first May issue was published on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the beloved Holy Father. »

We are waiting for the new Polish saint - John Paul II

Mons. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Prof Henryk Misztal, Director of the Chair of Religious Law and curate of the Chair of the Canonization Law, Catholic University of Lublin.

On 13 May 2005 Pope Benedict XVI announced the immediate opening of the cause for the beatification of the Holy Father John Paul II, who had died only several weeks earlier. »

The 'Rogito' of John Paul II

In the light of Christ risen from the dead, on April 2 of the year of the Lord 2005, at 9:37 p.m., as Saturday was coming to an end, and we had already entered the day of the Lord, octave of Easter and Sunday of Divine Mercy, the beloved Shepherd of the Church, John Paul II, passed from this world to the Father. The whole Church, in prayer, accompanied him in his passing. »

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