John Paul is the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and the head of state of the Vatican City State. Pope John Paul II was elected Pope on October 16, 1978. Born in Poland, he was the first Slavic to become Pope and the first non-Italian since Hadrian VI in 1522. Pope John Paul II has made 102 papal visits to other countries since taking office, more than any Pope in history. Take a look at our statue of John Paul II outside. In his hand, he held the crutch of the cross of Jesus. The open hand, as if ready to embrace something, reveals his broad heart. His face was pressed up very kindly. This statue of John Paul II outside is perfect for you to collect.
John Paul was a doctrinal conservative, and he also tended to be conservative on issues such as female reproduction and ordination. His writings on human sexuality are a broader reflection on the nature of masculinity and femininity and the resulting love and sexuality. These essays were an important advance in the Catholic way of thinking about sex. And he’s against feminism. He is also opposed to abortion, particularly in democracies where abortion is allowed. He also criticizes liberation theology, arguing that it places too much emphasis on political freedom at the expense of spiritual liberation. In his 1995 encyclical on the Gospel of Life, he re-emphasized the church’s view of life, condemning abortion, euthanasia, and all forms of the death penalty. Call it the culture of death that prevails in the world today. But his stances on the death penalty and on reducing debt and poverty in poor countries are generally politically liberal. This means that religious leaders cannot be described solely in terms of political labels such as conservative or liberal. The statue of John Paul II outside is popular with people. Aongking also has more religious sculptures for you to choose from.