The History of the Catholic Church

Chapter 10: Saint John Paul II, the Life of a Holy Pope


Saint John Paul II, the Life of a Holy Pope


Film Focus: This video asks the question, why was Pope John Paul II made a saint? It answers the question by presenting a biography of his life showing him as a man who was above all else a disciple of Jesus who became a saint because of that love for Jesus.


Text Focus: Pgs. 337-340


Discussion Questions:


1.   Who was Karol Wojtyla? Discuss three to four facts about his life.

2.  What are some roles that Karol Wojtyla excelled at before becoming pope?

3.  What lessons did suffering teach to Wojtyla/St. Pope John Paul II?

4.  Do you remember when St. John Paul II was the pope? Do you have any memories of something he did while on earth?

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