Getting to Habemus Papam: John Paul II

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

John Paul II
3 days, 8 ballots
In the second conclave of the year, 100 electors gathered from October 14-16, 1978 to elect Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, John Paul II. He was the first non-Italian since the Dutch pope, Pope Adrian VI, in 1522. Pope John Paul II died on April 2, 2005.
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