Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church and the sovereign of Vatican City from October 1978 until his death in April 2005.

 

He was canonised on 27th April 2014 after the decision was made official by Pope Francis on 5th July 2013 following the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of John Paul II. The date of the canonisation was assigned on 30th September 2013.

 

The Canonisation Mass was celebrated by Pope Francis on Sunday 27th April 2014 (Divine Mercy Sunday), in St. Peter's Square. About 150 Cardinals and 700 bishops concelebrated the Mass, and at least 500,000 people attended the mass with an estimated 300,000 others watching from video screens placed around Rome.

Date Of Issue

Issuing Authority

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Edge

Obverse

2014

Tristan da Cunha

One Hundred Pounds

24ct Gold

31.103g

38.6mm

Milled

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II