Nuoro, Italy - October 1985 Pope John Paul II is a little bit tired during a meeting with people from Nuoro.    

Portrait of a Pontiff

1980/2003 - All around the world 

“The official and private sides of John Paul II’s life alternate in the images. They range from his great apostolic journeys to the time of solitude and meditation, to the most personal moments and intimate dramas of a man who made meeting every challen- ge as a true, brave minister of Christ the mission of his life until its ending.” 

 Nuoro, Italy - October 1985 Pope John Paul II is a little bit tired during a meeting with people from Nuoro.    

Nuoro, Italy - October 1985 Pope John Paul II is a little bit tired during a meeting with people from Nuoro. 

 

 The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: every morning he spends time in silence meditation in the private chapel while a nun prepares the altar for morning mass. 

The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: every morning he spends time in silence meditation in the private chapel while a nun prepares the altar for morning mass. 

 The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: breakfast in the dining room of Palazzo Apostolico with Cardinal Stephen Kim, private secretary Stanislao Dziwisz and his secretary at time Emery Kabongo. 

The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: breakfast in the dining room of Palazzo Apostolico with Cardinal Stephen Kim, private secretary Stanislao Dziwisz and his secretary at time Emery Kabongo. 

 The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: signing a document at night in the Library, where he meets with the powerful of the Earth.

The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: signing a document at night in the Library, where he meets with the powerful of the Earth.

 The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: going back to private apartment accompanied by Mons. Jacques Martin through the Raphael Loggia. 

The Vatican - February 1986 A day in the life of the Pope John Paul II in the intimacy of the Vatican: going back to private apartment accompanied by Mons. Jacques Martin through the Raphael Loggia. 

 Argentina - June 1982 Pope John Paul II takes few moments to read the breviary in the special area prepared for him on long flights. Here coming back from Argentina. 

Argentina - June 1982 Pope John Paul II takes few moments to read the breviary in the special area prepared for him on long flights. Here coming back from Argentina. 

 Calcutta, India - February 1986 During his visit, the Pope went to the house given by the Priest of the Goddess Kali to Mother Teresa to look after the dying homeless: "Oh most tender and compassionate God, bless all those who are dying, all those who are soon to meet Thee face to face". 

Calcutta, India - February 1986 During his visit, the Pope went to the house given by the Priest of the Goddess Kali to Mother Teresa to look after the dying homeless: "Oh most tender and compassionate God, bless all those who are dying, all those who are soon to meet Thee face to face". 

 Lithuania - September 1993 "To commemorate the sons and the daughters of your land, those who were tried, those who were imprisoned,sent to concentration camps, deported to Siberia, condemned to death. "Although partially destroyed several times, the Hill of Crosses has always been rebuilt. 

Lithuania - September 1993 "To commemorate the sons and the daughters of your land, those who were tried, those who were imprisoned,sent to concentration camps, deported to Siberia, condemned to death. "Although partially destroyed several times, the Hill of Crosses has always been rebuilt. 

 Bethlehem, Palestine - 22 March 2000 Pope John Paul II and President Yasser Arafat during welcome ceremony in the Presidential Palace . 

Bethlehem, Palestine - 22 March 2000 Pope John Paul II and President Yasser Arafat during welcome ceremony in the Presidential Palace . 

Red Army

Red Army

The Vatican - October 2004 John Paul II attends the Russian Army concert in the Vatican on the occasion of 26th Papacy Anniversary.