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John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła in Wadowice, Poland, on May 18, 1920.
* He was ordained a priest in 1946 and served as auxiliary bishop of Kraków from 1958 to 1967.
* In 1967, he was appointed archbishop of Kraków and cardinal.
* He was elected pope on October 16, 1978, becoming the first non-Italian pope in 455 years.
* He reigned for 26 years, the third-longest pontificate in history.
* He was a strong advocate for human rights and social justice.
* He was also a champion of the poor and the oppressed.
* He died on April 2, 2005, and was canonized in 2014.

John Paul II was a towering figure in the 20th century, and his legacy continues to inspire people around the world.

Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.

John Paul II

A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.

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I plead with you--never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.

John Paul II

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

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