From his experience as a cardinal in Communist Poland, he knew he could not involve himself with politics overtly. So, rather than call for freedom from communism, he preached religious freedom. That way, his message could not be said to challenge communist governments directly.
Though the totalitarian regimes he opposed were strong, John Paul II told his followers "Be Not Afraid". When polish protestors were arrested by the Soviet regime, people around the world put a candle in their windows to show their support. John Paul II did the same.
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Reading age: 7-12 years
Grade level: 2-5
As the youngest pope elected in 132 years, Pope John Paul II brought with him an energy and vitality to the papacy. He was a modern man with rich life experience as an actor, a playwright, a poet, and a sportsman. He had also known the horrors of the modern age, having lived<br>under Nazism and communism. In the name of Jesus Christ, he was determined to fight these forces of evil and stand for truth, human dignity, and freedom.<br><br>If you want to teach your children about the power of faith in the face of adversity, John Paul II's story is the one for you.
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