World Coins Collection

Pope John Paul II Medal. Silver plated ,999

$22.00 USD

Spectacular silver commemorative medal in honor of the pontificate of the beloved Pope John Paul II.

Silver plated medal .999
Mited in 2013
Diameter: 38mm
Mitage: 2500pcs

John Paul II secular name Karol Józef Wojtyja (Wadowice, Poland, May 18, 1920 - Vatican City, April 2, 2005), was the 264th pope of the Catholic Church and head of state of the Vatican City from October 16, 1978 until his death in 2005.

Among the most notorious events of his pontificate was the assassination attempt he suffered on May 13, 1981, while greeting the faithful in St. Peter's Square, at the hands of Mehmet Ali Agca, who shot him at close range in the crowd. Some time later the terrorist was publicly pardoned by the pontiff himself. To this was added another attack that occurred in Fatima on the night of May 12-13, 1982 at the hands of the ultraconservative priest Juan Maria Fernandez Krohn, a fact that did not come to light until after the death of the pontiff.

On September 30, 2013, Pope Francis announced that John Paul II would be proclaimed a Saint at the same time as John XXIII in a joint ceremony on April 27, 2014.