The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium was the first document produced by the Second Vatican Council, and arguably the most influential. The everyday lives of millions of Catholics around the world have been influenced by what it had to say. It set in motion the most far-reaching liturgical reform in Catholic history. Inthe Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops would look back and reflect that "the liturgical renewal is the most visible fruit of the whole work of the Council.
He entered Rome on May 10, coming by train from Milan. He said that he was assigned this mission by Turkish mafioso Bechir Celenk in Bulgaria. Peter's Square and escape to the Bulgarian embassy under the cover of the panic generated by a small explosion.
On May 13 they sat in the square, writing postcards waiting for the Pope to arrive. Four bullets hit John Paul II, two of them lodging in his lower intestine, the others hitting his left hand and right arm.
Two bystanders were also hit. Despite a plea for early release in Novembera Turkish court announced that he would not be eligible for release until Nonetheless, he was released on parole on January 12 Motivations for the assassination attempt Edit Several theories exist concerning Mehmet Ali Agca's assassination attempt.
One, strongly advocated since the early s by Michael Ledeen among others, is that the assassination attempt had originated from Moscow and that the KGB instructed the Bulgarian and East German secret services to carry out the mission.
The Bulgarian Secret Service was allegedly instructed by the KGB to assassinate the Pope because of his support of Poland's Solidarity movement, seeing it as one of the most significant threats to Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe. Attorney Antonio Marini stated: Due to his uncommon skills and great sense of humor he is dangerous, because he charms everyone, especially journalists.
It is modeled on American presidential campaigns. Because of the activities of the Church in Poland our activities designed to atheize the youth not only cannot diminish but must intensely develop. In this respect all means are allowed and we cannot afford sentiments. In Rome he had also had contacts with a Bulgarian agent whose cover was the Bulgarian national airline office.
Inafter a three-year trial, he was found not guilty. Ferdinando Imposimato has alleged a link with the East German secret service. The Mitrokhin Commission's claims Edit According to Italian newspaper Corriere della Seradocuments recovered from former East German intelligence services confirm the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II was ordered by the Soviet KGB and assigned to Bulgarian and East German agents with the Stasi to coordinate the operation and cover up the traces afterwards, however, Markus Wolfformer Stasi spymaster, has denied any links, and claimed the files had already been sent in Senator Guzzanti claimed that "leaders of the former Soviet Union were behind the assassination attempt", alleging that "the leadership of the Soviet Union took the initiative to eliminate Pope John Paul" because of his support for Solidarityrelaying "this decision to the military secret services" and not the KGB.
At the end of DecemberMario Scaramellaone of the main informer of senator Guzzanti, was arrested and charged, among other things, of defamation. Other theory Edit Some people, notably Edward S.
Goodman now Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy revealed that his colleagues, following hierarchical orders, had falsified their analysis in order to support the accusation.John Paul II was one of the most charismatic popes in history.
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Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit all five continents, and was until the election of Pope John Paul II the most travelled pope in history, earning the nickname the Pilgrim Pope. In he was subject to an assassination attempt in the Philippines.
In this lesson we will learn about Pope John Paul II's life and death, from being born Karol Wojtyla in Poland to becoming the most famous religious figure in Rome.
Saint John Paul II Biography. Karol J.
Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in The life of the remarkable man who passed away after an extraordinary 26 year reign, and whose papal odyssey encompassed more than countries and earned him the reputation of .
The new edition is thus substantially larger than the first, brings up to date the socio-economic and theological studies relevant to marriage and family, and offers readers an overview of John Paul II's famous "theology of the body" and our present Holy Father's teaching on marriage and family.