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Saint John Paul II, as you’ve never seen him before



Karol Wojtyła canoeing on the Drawie river, 1955.

Kamil Szumotalski Kamil - published on 04/10/18

John Paul II was a modern man, living in step with his time. Aleteia invites you to discover 10 rarely seen photos of Karol Wojtyla, a pious man always devoted to others.

These candid photos of a young Karol Wojtyla show him enjoying the simple things in life: paddling a canoe, hiking with friends, lathering up for a good shave. No matter his surroundings, he was always full of enthusiasm for life and dedication to those around him.

Aleteia invites you to discover 10 rarely seen photos of this modern day saint.

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