29 August 1985 _the Prince and Princess of Wales met Pope John Paul II. Private audiences with the Pope are a formal affair. Ladies should wear a long (well below the knees) dress. It should be black, with a matching hat or other head covering and veil. Exceptions are made for Catholic Queens and Queen Consorts who by dispensation may wear white. Hence Diana's  unusual apparel.

Prince Charles & Princess Diana visit the Vatican & meet with Pope John Paul II in Italy,

On this day 13th May 1981 : Pope John Paul II, is shot in St Peter's Square in Rome in front of 20,000 worshippers. Police in the square apprehended Turkish citizen Mehmet Ali Agca after the shooting.

May 1981 - Pope John Paul II, was shot in St Peter's Square in Rome in front of worshippers. Police in the square apprehended Turkish citizen Mehmet Ali Agca after the shooting. The Pope had minor injuries and forgave Agca.

Pope John Paul II...Love this man.

John Paul II - Some say that on this picture he is mocking the Communist observers across the Berlin Wall, the others that he was just being silly with kids. Either way this is one of my favorite pictures

St. Pope John Paul II

Quote of the Day – October 22 “I plead with you! Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid. St John Paul (Saint of the Day)

‘Petit Palais: Yellow and Yellow’ (1972) by British artist John Piper (1903-1992). Screenprint on paper, 782 x 573 mm. via the Tate

‘Petit Palais: Yellow and Yellow’ by British artist John Piper Screenprint on paper, 782 x 573 mm. via the Tate Use of color, tone and a divided section for a different representation

Our Lady of Fatima  Pope John Paul II pictured here thanking the virgin for her intervention when he was shot (the bullet was added to her crown).

Our Lady of Fatima Pope John Paul II pictured here thanking the virgin for her intervention when he was shot (the bullet was added to her crown). Pope John Paul II was a native of Wadowice, Republic of POLAND

youth quotes from saint pope john paul II - Google Search

"Darkness can only be scattered by light. Hatred can only be conquered by love." ~Pope John Paul II I wish more people could put aside their fears and practice this.

"Praying Pope John Paul II" is an original charcoal drawing by artist Megan Martin. Originals or Prints prices include frame and matting. Image is 8"x10". Prints- $35

"Praying Pope John Paul II"

"Praying Pope John Paul II" is an original charcoal drawing by artist Megan Martin. Originals or Prints prices include frame and matting.

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