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Collected Poems of Karol Wojtyla (Hutchinson £4.95) THE WHOLE world

knows now about the amazing versatility of Pope John Paul II, the Polish Cardinal, Karol Wojtyla, who was elected in what has been called "The Year of the Three Popes". This Pope had not thought about the priesthood in his early youth, though he was devoted to his religion and had been brought up in a strong atmosphere of love, both given and received. This has had the effect of making him a man who is spontaneous, eager to hug babies, touch the old tenderly and to mix, with thousands upon thousands. He has been all over the world, something hecould not have doen if he weren't a highly gifted lineal Along with this friendly, loving man's rapport with every kind of person goes the boy who, at school, showed academic gifts which bore full fruit where he was in Rome and became a notable theologian and philosopher. He has also worked in quarries and a factory and he suffered, as all Poland suffered, first under Nazi domination and then under the Communists.

As a very young man, Pope John Paul acted in and directed plays — underground, of course. He also wrote > one which has been broadcast in this country




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