1970 Polish Festival of Sacrosong Diploma Signed by Pope John Paul II

  • Pope John Paul II Autograph Sacrosong Diploma Signed.

Pope John Paul II Autograph Sacrosong Diploma Signed.

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Item Number: 82450

Rare original woodblock-print diploma from the 1970 Polish Sacrosong Music Festival. Signed by Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła), “Karol card Wojtyla.” The famous Polish Sacrosong Festival was established in 1969 to preserve Catholic identity during the Cold War, future pope Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was a major patron of the festival, featured vocalist, and appeared in a full-length feature album, Pope John Paul II At The Festival Sacrosong, produced and distributed in more that 30 worldwide networks in 1979. In excellent condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Pope John Paul II.

The second longest-serving pope in modern history, Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. Previously Cardinal Wojtyla, he adopted his predecessor, Pope John Paul I's name in tribute to him upon his election by the second Papal conclave of 1978. Born in Poland, Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope since the Dutch Pope Adrian VI who served from 1522 to 1523; by the time of his death he had named most of the College of Cardinals, consecrated or co-consecrated a large number of the world's bishops, and ordained many priests.

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