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Professor Hayden Ramsay - A Reflection on Pope John Paul II
Last edited 17th April 2014

Professor Hayden Ramsay is Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame, Australia and Chair of College, Philosophy and Theology in Sydney. In this interview Professor Ramsay shares with us a personal encounter he had with Pope John Paul ll and the impact it had on him.


Patrick Langrell - A Reflection on Pope John Paul II
Last edited 17th April 2014

Patrick Langrell is the Chaplaincy Convenor at The University of Notre Dame Australia in this interview we ask Patrick what he thinks is the greatest legacy of Pope John Paul ll.


Anusha Jebanasam Reflects on Pope John Paul II
Last edited 17th April 2014

Anusha Jebanasam is a librarian at The University of Notre Dame, Australia. In this interview we asked her some questions about Pope John Paul ll and how his writings and teachings have had an impact on her.


ROME REPORTS presents 'John Paul II's Smile'
Last edited 16th April 2014

Days before the canonisation of John Paul II, ROME REPORTS TV News Agency presents a special collage titled "John Paul II's Smile.” It pieces together the performances that loosened up one of the busiest men in the world.

Holocaust Survivor Says JPII was a Man of Compassion
Last edited 11th April 2014

Lena Allen-Shore's friendship with John Paul II began in 1978, shortly after he was elected pope. A fellow Pole, Allen-Shore wrote to him, addressing their similar experiences during World War II and her hope for a better future.


Ten Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul Existed
Last edited 9th April 2014

The saints that will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II by implementing it.


Canonisation of John Paul II & John XXIII – LIVE on
Last edited 10th April 2014

"Blessed John XXIII was a bit of a 'country priest,' a priest who loved each of the faithful and knew how to care for them; he did this as a bishop and as a nuncio... As for Blessed John Paul II, I think of him as 'the great missionary of the church, because he was a man who proclaimed the Gospel everywhere." – Pope Francis


John Paul II Died Nine Years Ago, on April 2, 2005
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Exactly nine years ago, on April 2, 2005 John Paul II passed away at the age of 84. That night, in his last moments, more than 60,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray for him. The following days, millions of people from across the world, traveled to Rome to pay their respects. His 27 year pontificate was one of the longest in history. See the highlights of his life and his pontificate in a ROME REPORTS documentary, titled 'John Paul, The Great.'

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"Festival of Holiness" for Youth to Celebrate Canonisations
Last edited 1st April 2014

Leading up to the April 27 canonisations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, the Vatican will host two major events, including a youth gathering on April 22 at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, and a prayer vigil in all of Rome’s parishes on 26 April, the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.


Pope Francis: With His Suffering, John Paul II Left Behind a 'Living Magisterium'
Last edited 24th March 2014

Pope Francis met with the members of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers gathered in Rome for their Plenary Assembly. John Paul II established the Council in 1985, and its president, Msgr. Zygmunt Zimowski, brought him up during his remarks. Pope Francis also brought up John Paul II in his speech. He said that the Polish Pope knew how to bring out the good from his suffering, and how to help those who suffer.

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