Exhibit recounts St. John Paul II’s relationship to Jewish community

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Pope John Paul II chats with emeritus Rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff as Abdulawahab Hussein Gomaa, Iman of Rome Mosque, looks on behind them at the end of the Concert of Reconciliation in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Jan. 17, 2004. Photo by REUTERS/Max Rossi.

Pope John Paul II chats with emeritus Rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff as Abdulawahab Hussein Gomaa, Iman of Rome Mosque, looks on behind them at the end of the Concert of Reconciliation in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Jan. 17, 2004. Photo by REUTERS/Max Rossi.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Through old photographs, videos and documents, the English-language displays recount the life of John Paul II from his early years in Wadowice, a city in southern Poland, where he grew up in an apartment owned by a Jewish family.