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John-Paul

St. John Paul II, (Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a), was born May 18, 1920, in Poland and died April 2, 2005 in Vatican City. He was beatified May 1, 2011 and canonized April 27, 2014; His feast day is October 22, John Paul was the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church (1978-2005). He used his influence among Catholics and throughout the world to advance the recognition of human dignity and to deter the use of violence.

He became a saint in 2014.