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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Pope John Paul II. In 1978, to widespread surprise, the Polish cardinal Karol Wojty?a was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church. In the course of over 26 years as pope, he would modernise the Church and the papacy, making them more visible and accessible, and would play an important role in fighting totalitarianism across the world. His commitment to human rights and religious freedom make him a crucial figure of the 20th century.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oFind out about John Paul II's early life and ecclesiastic career before becoming pope
oAnalyse his contribution to modernisation of the Catholic Church and his role in promoting democracy and human rights across the world
oLearn about his frequently controversial and unpopular opinions on matters of traditional morality
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