John Paul II: The Saint who conquered the heart of the world

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Author: Alazraki, Valentina and oder, Msgr. Slawomir Year: 2014
Publisher: Alba House New York Pages: 264
Binding: Paperback


In this book we are privileged to witness the impact of the life and work of perhaps the most beloved charismatic leader of the twentieth century: Saint Pope John Paul II. His story is presented by two individuals, one a journalist and the other the Postulator of his cause for canonization, who were very close to him from the beginning to the end of his pontificate. Speaking with a single voice, they testify to the invaluable legacy of the man who loved and lived in constant service to others. They detail the miracle that was approved for his canonization, an event which gives us all pause to recall the unbeatable spirit of this beloved Pope who changed the world and won its heart.
Here are their stories, experiences and testimonies which together provide a unique biographical and personal account of the pontificate of this Pope who is now a saint.


About the Authors: Valentina Alazraki (Mexico City, 1955) studied Communications and Political Science in Italy. She has been the Rome correspondent for Televisa since 1974. In her role she has presented to her audience the key moments in the history of the Holy See. A widely published author, her position as spokes-person for the Spanish-speaking world enabled her to travel extensively with John Paul II on his missions to the world.
Msgr. Slawomir Oder (Poland, 1960) obtained two doctorates from Rome's Leteran Univeristy, in Economcis and Canon Law, before being ordained a priest in 1989 - one of the first Polish priests to be ordained after the collapse of Communism in 1989. He is currently president of the Ordinary Tribunal of Rome. After caring for the beatification of the Polish martyr, Fr. Stefan Frelichowski, on June 28, 2005, he was sworn in as postulator of the cause for the canonization of Pope John Paul II.