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Papa Juan Pablo II – Karol Jozef Wojtyla

Karol Jozef Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his election to the papacy in October 1978, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers. of Krakow, 18 May 1920. It was the second of two sons of Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund (doctor) died in 1932 and his father (army officer) in 1941.After the second world war he studied at the major seminary of Krakow, newly opened, and the Faculty of Theology of the Jagiellonian University, until his priestly ordination in Cracow on November 1, 1946.

On July 4, 1958 by Pope Pius XII named auxiliary bishop of Krakow. He was ordained a bishop on September 28, 1958 at the Cathedral of Wawel (Krakow), from the hands of Archbishop EugeniuszBaziak.

On January 13, 1964 he was appointed Archbishop of Cracow by Pope Paul VI, who made ​​him a cardinal June 26, 1967.

Since the beginning of his Pontificate on October 16, 1978, Pope John Paul II completed 104 pastoral visits outside Italy and 146 within this country. As Bishop of Rome he has visited 317 of the 333 parishes.

San Sebastian Martir
Born in Narbonne (France) in 256, butwas educated in Milan. Met with military discipline, but did not participate in pagan sacrifices consider to be idolatrous. As a Christian, exercising the apostolate among their peers, visiting and encouraging other Christians imprisoned because of their religion. Eventually be discovered and reported to the emperor Maximian (friend of Diocletian), who forced him to choose between being able to bewelded or follow Jesus Christ.

The saint chose to follow Christ. Disappointed, the Emperor threatened to kill him, but Sebastian stood firm in their faith. Enraged, he was sentenced to die shot with arrows. The emperor's soldiers took him to the stage, stripped naked, tied to a pole, and threw over him a shower of arrows, for dead. However, his friends came and saw him still alive, brought himhome from a noble Roman Christian named Irene (wife of Castulo, which kept him hidden and healed the wounds until it was restored).

His friends advised him to absent himself from Rome, but Sebastian flatly refused. He appeared before the emperor, who, embarrassed, she gave up for dead, and reproached him for his conduct vigorously persecute Christians. Maximian had him scourged to death, andsoldiers met no errors this time the mission, throwing his body into a quagmire. Christians picked him up and buried on the Appian Way, in the famous catacomb named San Sebastian. He died in 288.

Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez (Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador, August 15, 1917 - San Salvador, (ID), March 24, 1980) known as Archbishop Romero, a Salvadoran was a Catholicpriest and the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador (1977-1980). He became famous for his preaching in defense of human rights and was assassinated in the exercise of their pastoral ministry.

As archbishop, said in his Sunday homilies numerous human rights violations and publicly declared his solidarity with the victims of political violence of his country.2 His murder provoked internationalprotest to demand respect for human rights in El Salvador. Within the Catholic Church was considered a bishop who defended the "preferential option for the poor." In one of his homilies, Romero said: "The mission of the Church is identified with the poor and the Church is her salvation." (November 11, 1977)

In 1994, a cause for canonization was opened by his successor Arturo Rivera y Damas. From thisprocess, Romero has received the title of Servant of God.3 In Latin America many refer to it as San Romero de América.4 Outside the Catholic Church, Romero is honored by other religious denominations of Christianity, 5 including the Anglican Communion which has included it in his santoral.6 7 He is one of the ten martyrs of the twentieth century represented in the statues of Westminster Abbey...
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