Facts About Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II have taken breaths around:334,800,000 breaths of air
Pope John Paul II have spent time for eating & drinking around:41.7 months eating and drinking
Pope John Paul II heart has beaten around:3,214,080,000 times
Pope John Paul II have eaten around:61 tons of food
Pope John Paul II have slept around:28 years sleeping
Pope John Paul II have laughed around:310,000 times
Pope Johan Paul II was one of the longest-serving leaders of the Catholic Church whose papacy lasted for over 26 years. Born Karol Jozef Wojtyla is 1920 in the neighborhood of Krakow in southern Poland, he lost his father right after the start of World War II. The hardships of his youth like the Nazi occupation of Poland and the loss of his father made Karol think about becoming a priest. After the war had been over, Wojtyla entered and finished a seminary in Krakow and then spent many years preaching and writing for local Catholic printed media. In the late 1950s, he became an Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow and later on received the title of a Cardinal. In 1978 he was elected pope to become the first non-Italian born head of the Catholic Church for the last 400 years. During the times of his papacy, Pope John Paul II was one of the most traveling popes and is considered to be the one whose contribution to making people of all religions closer, more understanding and more tolerant to each other is remarkable. Pope Johan Paul II also contributed to abolishing and ending the Communist regimen in the countries of Eastern Europe. He died in April 2005 in the Vatican at the age of 84 and later on was proclaimed venerable by the next pope, Pope Benedict XVI.