Celebrating the Centenary of Pope St. John Paul II

May 18, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Józef Wojtyła, who would become Pope St. John Paul II. Below is some of the recent commentary that EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel has offered in observance of this centenary:

 

Mr. Weigel is the author of an acclaimed biography of John Paul II, the first volume of which, Witness to Hope, was just re-published in a new twentieth-anniversary paperback edition by HarperCollins. The book, hailed as “a tremendous achievement” by the Washington Post and “one of the most interesting histories of our times” by the Boston Globe, includes a new preface by Mr. Weigel and may be purchased here. A tenth-anniversary edition of the second volume of the biography, The End and the Beginning, will be published later this year by Doubleday, and will also include a new preface by the author.