THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND.
Shepherd of 1,050,000,000 sheep;
Holy Catholic Priest for 55 years;
Speaks 8 languages fluently;
Has visited over 123 countries;
Canonized 462 Saints;
Consecrated Russia to Mary;
Defender of the Unborn;
264th Successor of Peter;
Survived an assassination attempt;
Written 13 encyclicals;
Has been Pope for almost 1/4 century;
Inspired by the Holy Spirit;
AND THE LEGEND HAS ONLY BEGUN!!!
The Beatification of Pope John Paul II is this Sunday!
Here’s the official Vatican channel on YouTube:
They’ve also set up a channel dedicated to JP2, where you will likely be able to watch the Beatification.
His beatification will make him Blessed, but not yet Saint, but this will put him one step away from Sainthood.
Here’s a great article from EWTN: