John Paul II
#46376 Overall Influence

John Paul II

264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Cardinal Wojtyła was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted the name of his predecessor in tribute to him. John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.

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Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University

Polish higher education institution

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John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Catholic university in Lublin, Poland

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    #2551 World Rank
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    #28074 World Rank
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