By john mulderig, catholic news service the vatican often makes headlines, never more so than at a time of transition such as that which pope benedict xvi ushered in with his resignation. The longest reigning pope in modern history, john paul ii, took his message on the road, visiting 129 countries -- several repeatedly -- on 104 trips and logging more than 700,000 miles in a papacy that lasted more than 27 years. Peter o'toole portrays pope paul iii in coming episodes of showtime's historic series the tudors credit derek speirs for the new york times dublin — on a typically drizzly irish day peter o.
Even fiction focused on the bizarre death of the pope: the movie the godfather part iii featured a major plotline depicting the vatican bank involved in organized crime, with various intrigues resulting in the assassination of a pope openly named in the movie as john paul i. Pope paul vi described it in these words: as a gospel prayer, centred on the mystery of the redemptive incarnation, the rosary is a prayer with a clearly christological orientation. The pope just died, came the whisper it was april 2, 2005, and i was in the midst of presenting the final talk of a seminar on the teaching of john paul ii.
The medieval inquisition had flourished for centuries when pope paul iii, in 1542, gave it permanent status as the first of rome's sacred congregations, the 'holy, catholic and apostolic inquisition. In his theology of the body reflections july 7, 1983, pope john paul ii said the gift received by persons who live in marriage is different from the one received by persons who live in virginity and choose continence for the sake of the kingdom of god all the same, it is a true gift from god, one's own gift, intended for concrete persons. The pope john paul ii award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18 it is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary young people achieve their award by taking part in parish and social activities - 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. Blessed paul vi: blessed paul vi, italian pope of the roman catholic church (reigned 1963-78) during a period including most of the second vatican council (1962-65) and the immediate postconciliar era, in which he issued directives and guidance to a changing roman catholic church. John paul i (26 august - 28 september 1978) only reigned for 33 calendar days pope-elect stephen ii (23 march 752 - 25 march 752) never held his pontificate.
Pope benedict xvi beatified john paul ii in 2011, and pope francis canonized him in 2014 reflection before john paul ii's funeral mass in st peter's square, hundreds of thousands of people had waited patiently for a brief moment to pray before his body, which lay in state inside st peter's for several days. John paul ii was the first globetrotting pope, drawing huge crowds in corners of the world that no pope had ever visited he broke out of the golden cage of the vatican and its protocols and took the papacy to the world rather than expecting the world to follow the road to rome, says gibson. John paul ii, thank you for standing out like a light in the darkness of this generation, reminding us of who we are.
Pope john paul ii beatified fra angelico on october 3, 1982, and in 1984 declared him patron of catholic artists  angelico was reported to say he who does christ's work must stay with christ always. Pope john paul ii was a great pope, one of the greatest of history the church has lost a remarkable shepherd -- father alexander bradshaw, pastor, our mother of sorrows, greece. The counter reformation was led most notably by pope paul iii in 1534 he hit back with the approval of the new religious order called the jesuits in the convocation of the council of trent to deal with disciplinary and doctrinal questions asked by the protestants 1545 - 1563().
The new society of jesus was approved by pope paul iii, and ignatius was elected to serve as the first general when companions were sent on various missions by the pope, ignatius remained in rome, consolidating the new venture, but still finding time to found homes for orphans, catechumens, and penitents. John xxiii and john paul ii as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the catholic church in fidelity to its ancient traditions they were priests, bishops and popes of the 20th century, the pope said april 27, in his homily during mass in st peter's square. Pope john paul ii park, on the banks of the neponset river, is a 65-acre park that's been recently restored, filled with scenic areas, playing fields and native plantings (meaning trees and shrubs) people say black ducks, mergansers, teal, snowy egrets, and great blue herons have been spotted here, but i've never seen any of them. December 9, 2010 reflection on pope john paul ii movie i found the movie pope john paul ii very interesting and spiritually moving god tells us in the bible that following him is not free of tribulation.