Blessed Pope John Paul 11
This is a pencil drawing of Pope John Paul II by Gordon White.
He was one of the most-travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. He spoke Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, and Latin as well as his native Polish. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 people and canonised 483 saints, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the last five centuries. On 19 December 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed venerable by his successorPope Benedict XVI and was beatified on 1 May 2011.
Individually signed by the artist
Size: 11 3/4″ x 16 1/2″ (420mm x 297mm) (A3)