Talk:Pope John Paul II

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The Great? Again?[edit]

The fact that ONE obscure school in Virginia names itself after John Paul "the Great", this does not mean that the attribute is so common to be cited in the first paragraph of the article. The link itself shows a number of schools without the attribute and again just one with it. Please change! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:05, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

It's not "obscure" if it is notable by Wikipedia standards. But thanks. I found two more notable schools named "John Paul the Great" and added them as references. I started a list of such notable institutions under the proper section. Is there anything else I can do to help you? Elizium23 (talk) 18:30, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, please. Can you help me to eliminate a localism? It looks like that he is called that way just in the US. And the name is far from being commonly accepted (one school or ten does not make a great difference). And I would also like to point out that "XY the great" is very different from "The great XY". Thanks, Fabio (talk) 19:59, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 February 2015[edit]

To add in the section on Medugorje for a more accurate picture of his view on the phenomenon. This quote is from an impeccable and easily verifiable source While not taking an official position on Medjugoje, in private he did not hide his own belief. Among other things he said to the archbishop of Florianopolis in Brazil, "Medjugorje is the spiritual centre of the world."[1] (talk) 21:32, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Slawomir Oder, 'Why He is a Saint: The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonization', Rizzoli Publications 2010, p.168
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: Closing this request due to lack of communication in responding to a question asked over a week ago. Apparently there is no consensus to make the change as it stands or the request wasn't clear enough either in what needed to be replaced, what the replacement text should be, or why it is beneficial to the encyclopedia to make the change as requested. Feel free to reopen this request when all of the criteria have been met. Thank you, — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:22, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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)