Friday, October 16, 2009

October 16, 1978

On October 16, 1978, Karol Jozef Wojtyła was elected the Bishop of Rome and Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Pope John II the Great, pray for us!

The Life of Karol Wojtyla who became Pope John Paul II - the Great. 1930s' Poland. 10-year-old Karol Wojtyla has dreams, many dreams. One by one they are shattered. First, by the loss of his beloved mother and brother. Then, by the outbreak of the war and the death-fleeing human exodus which ensued. And finally, by the first signs of the Jewish persecution. These events will mark the start of Karol's long journey from worker, to poet and teacher. A journey full of encounters that eventually leads him to become a priest and finally, in 1978, to become the man we all now know, a man who has marked an era, a man who has made history as Pope John Paul II. With an extraordinary soundtrack by multi-award winner Ennio Morricone.

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