Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Pope - Slovak
- The claims that John Paul II had Rusyn/Slovak/Ukrainian/Lithuanian
ancestors seems to be an urban legend. Authoritative genealogical
sources don't turn up anything like that. He did have an ancestor Anna
Chudecka born about 1792 in Bulowice Poland., east of Bielsko-Biala.
> I have often heard it said that Pope John Paul II had a Slovak and/or Rusyn ancestor. The only thing
> I ever found that was a possible Slovak/Rusyn connection was one of his great+grandmothers, in the
> late 1700's, maiden name was Hudak ???
> Ed Surkosky - etsmred@...