Talk:Pope John Paul II

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former good article Pope John Paul II was one of the Philosophy and religion good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors
WikiProject icon A version of this article was copy edited by Bodnotbod, a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, on September 17 2010. The Guild welcomes all editors with a good grasp of English and Wikipedia's policies and guidelines to help in the drive to improve articles. Visit our project page if you're interested in joining! If you have questions, please direct them to our talk page.
e·h·w·Stock post message.svg To-do:

Archive 1

Wikipedia Version 1.0 Editorial Team / v0.5
WikiProject icon This article has been reviewed by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team.
Taskforce icon
This article has been selected for Version 0.5 and subsequent release versions of Wikipedia.
Emblem of the Papacy SE.svg This is the current Collaboration Effort of the Catholicism WikiProject!
Please help to improve it to match the quality of an ideal Wikipedia article on Catholicism.

Semi-protected edit request on 2 April 2015[edit]

Please change the title Pope John Paul II to Saint John Paul II with a redirect for the current title. Please also change Saint Pope John Paul II to Saint John Paul II because it is redundant to have two titles. Thank you. (talk) 10:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: This article is consistent with other articles in the List of canonised popes. There would need to be a consensus to change the title throughout all such articles first. If you think such a change is warranted, bringing it up at WT:CATHOLIC might be a good starting point. Thanks, --ElHef (Meep?) 13:34, 2 April 2015 (UTC)


In the 4th paragraph of the introduction, the text "and thus to prepare the world for His final coming." is italicized for no apparent reason. This might be accidental, or as an expression of religious sentiment by some previous contributor, wishing to emphasize a central tenet of Roman Catholicism. However, it is superfluous here, as Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, not a tract. (talk) 19:12, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 April 2015[edit]

In the "Bishop and Cardinal" section, I find

"then-Auxiliary Bishop Boleslaw Kominek (Titular Bishop of Sophene and Vaga; of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław and future Cardinal Archbishop of Wrocław)"

Try changing to "Bishop Boleslaw Kominek (Titular Bishop of Sophene and Vaga, auxiliary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław, and future Cardinal and Archbishop of Wrocław)"

I think it's a slightly-better way of indicating his then status as an auxiliary bishop. Also, I inserted "and" due to "Cardinal" and "Archbishop of Wroclaw" being two separate appointments. A few cardinals get the notation of "cardinal bishop" or "cardinal patriarch", but the bishop of a diocese elsewhere is, when elevated to Cardinal, placed in the order of cardinal priests. (talk) 21:12, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 11:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I thought this was a perfectly reasonable change so I've done it. Revert me if there's a problem. Elizium23 (talk) 16:38, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Citation for second miracle. May 20, 2015[edit]

Never mind. I see that the citations are complete later in the text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by N. Bolkonsky (talkcontribs) 03:37, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Here is a citation for the second miracle mentioned in paragraph five:

N. Bolkonsky (talk) 03:31, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

See also section, Portal updates[edit]

Greetings, Today, I removed the portals for Pope and Catholicism because these are already included in the article's Navbox templates (in the below = parameter). This is per MOS/Layout, See_also_section which states that As a general rule, the "See also" section should not repeat links that appear in the article's body or its navigation boxes.. In addition, I added portals Biography, Christianity, and History since these relate to the article being a Bio. and of a historical figure important to Christianity. Regards, JoeHebda (talk) 13:49, 18 June 2015 (UTC)