Facts about Pope John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II was a famous Clergyman from Poland, who lived between May 18, 1920 and April 2, 2005. He/she became 84 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Pope, under the main topic Home.

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Famous quotes by Pope John Paul II (35)


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"What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust"
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"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate"
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"Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire"
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"You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers"
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"Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore... prove ultimately futile"
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"War is a defeat for humanity"
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"Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men"
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"Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard"
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"To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others"
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"There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best"
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"The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity"
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"The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you"
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"The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?"
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"The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message"
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"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency"
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"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish"
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"The future starts today, not tomorrow"
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"The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn"
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"Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it"
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"Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create"
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"Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes"
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"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society"
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"Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery"
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"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church"
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"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it"
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"I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment"
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"I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing"
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"I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin"
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"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it"
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"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence"
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"From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive"
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"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought"
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"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song"
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"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live"
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"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded"


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