Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John Paul, II Biography

Title:
264th Pope of the Catholic Apostolic Roman Church
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Nor can we fail, in the name of the respect due to the human person, to condemn the widespread hedonistic and commercial culture which encourages the systematic exploitation of sexuality and corrupts even very young girls into letting their bodies be used for profit.”

Letter To Women, June 29, 1995

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 264th Pope of the Catholic Apostolic Roman Church, 1978-2005
  • Freedom Award, International Republican Institute, 2005 (posthumous)
  • Nominee, Nobel Peace Prize, 2004
  • International Charlemagne Prize, 2004
  • Doctorate, “Honoris Causa,” Jurisprudence, La Sapienza University, Rome, 2003
  • Honorary Citizenship of Rome, 2002
  • Honorary Harlem Globetrotter, 2000
  • Doctorate, “Honoris Causa,” Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, 1977
  • Vatican Council II, 1962-1965
  • Cardinal, 1967-1978
  • Archbishop of Krakow, 1964-1967
  • Titular Bishop of Ombi, 1958-1964
Education:
  • Doctorate, Sacred Theology, Jagiellonian University, 1948
  • Masters, Theology, Jagiellonian University, 1946
  • Priestly Ordination, Archbishop Metropolitan Adam Sapieha, 1946
Other:
  • Deceased: Apr. 2, 2005
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?