“Fear not! Open…yes open the door wide for Christ! “

On 16th October 1978, Karol Wojtyla - Cardinal of Krakow, was elected to the throne of St. Peter much to the surprise of many. He was a star, young, strong, and in the spotlight of the media - a man incomparable in his words and gestures. Karol Wojtyla was absolutely authentic without role models, yet he made a positive impact and set an example that the world continues to emulate to this day!  

Sarah Badion.

Song for Karol

A moving tribute to Pope John Paul II by Mark Mallett with Raylene Scarrott

Cercate Il Suo Volto – The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;  of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me    to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. […]

Johannes Paul II. in der Kapelle der Wundertätigen Medaille in Paris

Die Ansprache von Papst Johannes Paul II. am 31. Mai 1980 in der Kapelle der Wundertätigen Medaille in Paris. Der Papst besuchte die Kapelle zum 150 Jubiläum Jahr der Erscheinung Mutter Gottes der hl. Katharina Labouré. “Gegrüßt seist du, Maria, voll der Gnade, der Herr ist mit dir. Du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen, und gebenedeit […]

On 20th October 2017 during the opening ceremony of the "Europe for Christ" congress in Czestochowa in Poland, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz called for the advocation of John Paul II as Patron of Europe.

Ylli Haruni, Pope John Paul II.

Appeal of Cardinal Dziwisz


We are a group of people who fully identify with this idea and we would be very happy to have a Patron Saint to help us with our challenges, a Patron who understands us and can intercede for us.

Europe is currently experiencing a deep crisis on many levels. Many of the decisions that we make in situations we experience in our daily lives, are in conflict with our Christian conscience.  Consequently, we increasingly drift away from our Christian roots.

St. John Paul II please pray for the renewal of the faith in Europe, please pray for the preservation of Christian morals in politics, in education and in our social life. Pray for peace, pray for our families and for the youth. Intercede for the appreciation of life from its beginning to its dignified end, please pray for us.

Almost thirty years ago, Pope John Paul II already spoke about the numerous threats to the future of Christianity in Europe. Even then, his speeches, sermons and encyclicals continuously spoke about the right path to follow.

Thirty years ago, who could have imagined that communism would end in Europe?

We strongly believe that prayer can make a difference. We believe that the Holy Patron, through his intercession for Europe and for the Church, will continue to support us "from above".

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Special thanks to Ylli Haruni for allowing us to use his unique images in support of our initiative.

Photos used:
Slider based on Park Jordana w Krakowie - JPII, Wikipedia, Creative Common Licence
Slider based on  EpiskopatNews, ©Mazur/episkopat.pl, Pałac Biskupi w Krakowie Franciszkańska 3, Creative Common  Licence
Picture of St. John Paul II from the official Vatikan website
Anonymous photos of Pope John Paul II  (authors unknown)