Paraguay and Gabon declared five days of mourning, Costa Rica four. On 27 March , Easter day, the Pope appeared at his window in the Vatican for a short time. Oder diz que no armário do pontífice existia uma cinta utilizada para executar o ato e que também Karol Wojtyla dormia algumas vezes no chão para praticar ascetismo. Karol Józef Wojtyła was born on 18 May in Wadowice in southern Poland, son of a former officer in the Austrian Habsburg army whose name was also Karol Wojtyła. Holy See Press Office. Catechesi tradendae Familiaris consortio Reconciliatio et paenitentia Christifideles laici Redemptoris custos Pastores dabo vobis Ecclesia in America Ecclesia in Asia.
The early life of Pope John Paul II covers the period in his life from his birth in to his ordination to the priesthood in He was a non-commissioned officer of the Austro-Hungarian Army and a captain in the Polish Army. Her parents were Maria Anna Scholz and Feliks Kaczorowski.
Her name would later be bestowed to a road tunnel built in Silesiain March Tunnel Emilia. On hearing of her death, he composed himself and said, "It was God's will.
After Emilia's death, his father, an intensely religious man who did biography wikipedia of the housework, brought up Karol so that he could study. As a child Karol was called Lolek by friends and family. He grew close to his brother Edmund, whom Karol had nicknamed Mundek. There was an epidemic of scarlet fever in the winter ofand he contracted the disease from one of his patients. Karol's youth was influenced by numerous contacts with the biography wikipedia and prospering Jewish community of Wadowice.
He often played football socceras a goalkeeperand was a supporter of Polish club Cracovia.
It was around this time that the young Karol had his first serious relationship with a girl. He became close to a girl called Ginka Beer, described as "a Jewish biography wikipedia, with stupendous eyes and jet black hair, slender, a superb actress.
Papal biographer George Weigel recalls that when Karol was around 15 years old, a young person playfully pointed a gun at him not realising that it was loaded. On pressing the trigger, the gun fired and narrowly missed the target. He would escape from other near-death incidents as a young seminarian and later as Pope. He also took private lessons in French. He worked as a volunteer librarian and did compulsory military training in the Academic Legion, but refused to hold or fire a weapon.
At the end of the academic yearhe played Sagittarius in a fantasy-fable, The Moonlight Cavalierproduced by an experimental theatre troupe. In his youth he was an athleteactor and playwrightand learned as many as twelve languages. By the time he was Pope he spoke nine languages fluently: Polish native languageLatinAncient GreekItalianFrenchGermanEnglishSpanish and Portuguese. In SeptemberGermany invaded Poland, and the country was subsequently occupied by German and Soviet forces.
They sometimes found themselves in ditches, taking cover from strafing Luftwaffe aircraft. In November, academics of the Jagiellonian University were arrested and the university suppressed. All able-bodied males had to have a job.
In the first year of the war Karol worked as a messenger for a restaurant. This light work enabled him to continue his education and theatrical career and in acts of cultural resistance. He also intensified his study of French.
From the autumn of Karol worked for almost four years as a manual labourer in a limestone quarry, and was well paid.
His father died in of a heart attack. B'nai B'rith and other authorities have testified that he helped Jews find refuge from the Nazis. On 29 FebruaryKarol was walking home from work at the quarry when he was knocked down by a German biography wikipedia. He spent two weeks in hospital and suffered severe concussion, numerous cuts and a shoulder injury.
On the night of 17 Januarythe Germans abandoned the city without a fight. The seminarians reclaimed the old seminary, which was in ruins. In the chaos of post-war Poland they became separated and Zierer biography wikipedia not hear of her benefactor again until she read that he was elected as the Pope in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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