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John Paul II was truly a pope for the ages, and now Pope Francis has honored him as a saint of the Catholic Church. Embark on this fascinating journey through his life and legacy today.

The Legacy of John Paul II takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at the pope's life, powerful writings, and ideas of faith, both specifically for Roman Catholicism and the world at large. The first non-Italian pope in hundreds of years, John Paul II was also the first truly global pope, capturing the hearts of the faithful worldwide during his long reign.

In these lectures, you will focus on the most powerful and enduring themes of John Paul II's papacy. After reviewing his early life, you will place him within the history of the papacy. You will then explore how his teaching, his preaching, and the way he balanced faith and reason changed the Church.

You will also explore John Paul II's groundbreaking relationship with Judaism, looking at the ways he promoted interreligious dialogue and spiritual friendship with our Jewish brothers and sisters.

In light of Pope John Paul II's canonization, this insightful course will help you understand the key aspects of his remarkable life, faith, and works.

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"One discovers in Professor Bellitto that all too rare combination of scholarly expertise and exquisite communicator. His lectures weave humor with erudition, prophetic challenge with passion for the people of God, and historical objectivity with deep care for the Church. His perspective on John Paul II is a winner! " (Elena Procario-Foley, PhD, Chair of Religious Studies Department, Iona College)

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