Photo Story: Poland prepares to celebrate the centenary of Pope John Paul II

epa08427489 The faithful gather in front of the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to participate in the mass in Wadowice, Poland, 17 May 2020. St. John Paul II, whose original name is Karol Jozef Wojtyla, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years was born in Wadowice, Poland, 18 May 1920. Poland has planned church services and online events to mark the 100th anniversary of John Paul II, according to media reports. EPA-EFE/LUKASZ GAGULSKI POLAND OUT

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Faithful gather in front of the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to participate in the mass in Wadowice, Poland, 17 May 2020.

St. John Paul II, whose original name is Karol Jozef Wojtyla, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years was born in Wadowice, Poland, 18 May 1920.

Poland has planned church services and online events to mark the 100th anniversary of John Paul II, according to media reports.

Via EPA-EFE/LUKASZ GAGULSKI

%d bloggers like this: