18599Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Cathoic World Youth Day 2008
- Aug 7, 2007I always thought that the late Pope John Paul II was Polish.
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Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Cathoic World Youth Day 2008
Not Rusyn, not Ukrainian. There was one article in the Ukrainian
American press wherein such a spurious claim was made, but it had no
citations. All authoritative biographies of the late Pope JP II
traced his ancestry quite thoroughly and there was no evidence
whatsoever to show that he had Eastern Slav ancestry.
If the esteemed pan prevelebny Kopchak has some reliable source that
demonstrates otherwise, I would be most assuredly delighted to read
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "maxine" <maxine96@...> wrote:
> Hi Greg, I have heard many times that Pope John was part Rusyn.
Is that true? If yes, where can I read about it? By the way, just
wanted to mention and thank you for all of the hard work you have
done to teach us about Slovaks and Rusyns. Really appreciate it,
especially when someone like myself is fairly new with computers
and just plugs along. thanks so much. maxine sasala
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> From: Gregory J Kopchak
> To: slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 11:40 AM
> Subject: [Slovak-World] Cathoic World Youth Day 2008
> World Youth Day was created by a high ranking Roman Catholic
> Polish Carpatho-Rusyn roots.
> It is now a Catholic tradition.
> Check out the information on World Youth Day 2008 and Pope
> World Youth Day has touched millions over the world.
> Greg Kopchak
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