Remembering Pope John Paul II’s contribution to Catholic-Jewish relations


In the wake of the 100th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s birth, we recall the late pope’s tremendous contribution to bringing Catholic-Jewish relations to levels never before known.

Born as Karol Josef Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland – where one quarter of the population at the time was Jewish – he was raised with Jewish childhood friends and was a witness to the Holocaust.

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