Introduction John Paul II

Pope John Paul II has been an innovator in the dissemination of religious teachings, and through his creative ingenuity has explored hundreds of ways to impart Catholicism to millions of seekers around the world.  He is the poet-Pope and the best-selling CD-Pope and has held meetings with hundreds of world leaders and Heads-of-State.  He has initiated landmark political and diplomatic initiatives such as the United Nations Millennium Culture of Peace programme and has even made guest appearances at rock concerts.
Though a man of towering intellect whose reflections, essays and papers fill volume upon volume, Pope John Paul II has, perhaps most importantly, illustrated that the simple power of a caring, heart-felt life of devotion and sacrifice contains a reality that has the capacity to change the world.