Pope John Paul II timeline

  • Pope John Paul II is Born

    The Venerable Pope John Paul II (Polish: Jan Paweł II, Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła... Read more

  • John Paul II is elected Pope

    he Venerable Pope John Paul II (Polish: Jan Paweł II, Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła; 18 May... Read more

  • Pope John Paul II says mass in Grant Park

    In Chicago, city and archdiocesan officials had a more earthly concern: whether the roof of an underground parking garage would collapse under the... Read more

  • CNN Prematurely Releases Obituaries

    Multiple premature obituaries came to light on 16 April 2003, when it was discovered that pre-written draft memorials to several world figures were... Read more

  • Pope John Paul II dies

    On 31 March 2005 Pope John Paul II developed septic shock, a widespread form of infection with a very high fever and profoundly low blood pressure,... Read more