John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), responsible. Karol Jozef Wojtyla (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, died. April 2, 2005 in the Vatican) - Servant of God Catholic Church, Polish Catholic archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal, from 16 October 1978 to April 2, 2005 - Pope.
The poet and linguist, as well as actor, playwright and educator. As a philosopher - phenomenologist, philosopher of history, a representative of Christian personalism. Mystic. Man of the Year 1994 of Time magazine.