Need ideas on connecting Pope John Paul II to the big Tree

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Should he be our next Connection combat or Notable?

I just acquired him and his family and working on the profiles.
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maggie N. G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Thanks, Maggie and good luck. Has anyone done Pope Francis yet?

good question. I am sure I saw him up here.

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Taking a quick look, I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to set up succession boxes for the popes, so we can make sure that we have them all, and can scroll backwards and forwards through the succession to check to see if they're connected or not (or if they're all properly categorised, have sources, biographies, etc.)
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
selected by Maggie N.
I have a great book on the Popes on the shelf in my bedroom. It's called LIVES  OF  THE  POPES:  Illustrated Biographies of Every Pope From St. Peter to the Present, (1998) by Consultant Editor: Michael J. Walsh is a distinguished Roman Catholic historian and writer. His numerous books include, Vatican City State, Roots in Christianity and Pope John Paul II: A Biography. In addition he has edited several journals and contributed to both the Catholic and the mainstream pess. A former Jesuit, he is currently (1998) Librarian at Heythrop College, University of London.


Dr Peter Clarke is a fellow of the British Academy, specializing in Religious History.

Peter Duskin is head of the Department of History, St. Joseph's College, London.

Dr. G. R. Evans is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

Anthony Levi is Professor of French at the University of St. Andrews, specializing in Religious History.

Andrew Louth is Professor of Theology at the University of Durham.

Dr. Richard Price is Head of the Department of Church  History at Heythrop College, University of London, specializing in the Early Church.

Dr. Oliver Rafferty is Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford.

Dr. Diana Wood is a former Lecturer in History at the University of East Anglia.

This edition published by Barnes & Noble, Inc., by arrangement with Salamander Book Ltd. Copyrighted 1998 Salamander Books Ltd.

ISBN  0-7607-0802-9

Do you want some help?
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Looks like he is connected. :)
by Ron Norman G2G6 Mach 4 (41.9k points)
And now Pope John Paul is our CONNECTION of the week. Check the bottom of your profile page to see how you may be connected (-:
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Hi Maggie,

Using my access to (Minakowski's Great Genealogy website) I have been able to link myself to Pope John Paul II. My 1st cousin once removed was married to a direct descendant of the Great Sejm in Poland. Through this website, it opens up access to 400,000+ people for 49 zloty (about 12 euros) for one year unlimited access.

"Here ( you have The Great Genealogy - over 400,000 people from elites of Central-Eastern Europe (former Rzeczpospolita, now Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus and Latvia) since about 850 to 2012 A.D. One, big family: N. Copernicus, M. Curie, F. Chopin, T. Kosciuszko, John Paul II, J. Conrad, H. Sienkiewicz, C. MiƂosz, J. Pilsudski, A. Smetona, B. Komorowski, J. Buzek... Famous: writerspaintersmusiciansactorsjournalistdiscoverershistoriansgeneralsphilosopherschurchmenlawyers, politicians: before 19th c.19th c.pre-warpost-warcontemporary... And almost half a million people who are one family with us."


by Aleks Zeglicki G2G1 (1.7k points)
Great resource, Aleks !

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