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When he was elected Pope John Paul II in 1978, Karol Wotyla became the first Slav ever to take the seat of St. Peter. Over the next 26 years, he would change the image of the papacy forever. John Paul the Great takes you through the extraordinary life of one of the 21st century’s greatest men.Karol Jozef Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the