'Pope John Paul ll '
John Paul II, born Karol VVojtyla on May 18, 1920, began his theological
studies in a “secret serninary” during the World War II occupation
of Poland. He was ordained into the priesthood, November I, I 946 (The
Feast of All Saints), in the private chapel, of
Cardinal Sapieha. Quickly
he became recognized as a leader and in 1965 he was among those who
created the "Declaration on Religious Liberty". Elected Pope
by the College of Cardinals in I 978, he was the first non-Italian Pope
in more than 450 years.
Original: Collection of the sculptor
Wt: 21 lbs. Ht: 13"
Cast: Corinthian Marble