John Paul II

/dʒɒn ˈpɔl/ (say jon 'pawl)

noun
Saint (Karol Józef Wojtyla), 1920–2005, Polish-born ecclesiastic, pope 1978–2005; the first non-Italian pope since 1522; canonised in 2014.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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