As spiritual leader to over a billion Catholics worldwide, Pope John Paul II has been one of the most popular, well-travelled and political popes in history. The first Polish head of the Roman Catholic Church and the youngest pope of the twentieth century, his election to the papacy in 1978 was controversial. Over the last thirty years his views on a variety of issues such as communism, political persecution, economic sanctions, abortion, contraception, homosexuality, capital punishment and the ordination of women have helped shape modern politics.
This well chosen selection of quotes reflect the Pope's vision for world peace and give special insight into the character and spirit of one of the most influential and important men of the twentieth century.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 06 / 2002