NEWS STORY: What’s in a Name? For a New Pope, Quite a Bit

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Karol Wojtyla was elected pope in 1978, he took the name of John Paul II. Legend has it that the first Pole to become pontiff had considered choosing Stanislaus during the conclave, presumably to pay homage to the 11th century saint from his homeland. But Cardinal Franz Koenig […]

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