He was the first pope to visit Canada, travelling across this nation from east to west in September, 1984 and returning to speak in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, three years later. In July, 2002, millions gathered in Toronto, Ontario, to see the pope on World Youth Day.
For many in Canada and around the world, he was the hero who brought down communism in Poland - a staunch supporter of human rights who often criticized oppressive governments. When asked if he feared retribution, he answered, "I'm not afraid of them, they are afraid of me". In 19881 an assassination attempt was made on his life. Such conviction is usually borne of hardship and struggle. John Paul II lost his mother at 8, his brother at 11 and his father at 21.
He experienced persecution under Nazi Germany and studied "underground". Yet, despite these difficulties, his warm and gentle grace was undeniable.By daring to bring critical issues to the fore, John Paul II initiated debate and change. That was his greatest gift to the church - and to the world. Composition : 41.66% gold and 58.34% silver. Artist: Susan Taylor (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). We send out US orders containing US and Canadian coins or notes when the total is.
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Please wait for us to send you an invoice. For in-person pick-up we also accept cash or Interac. The item "2005 $75 Dollar Royal Canadian Mint 10-Karat Gold Proof Coin Pope John Paul II" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "jandm-coin-jewellery" and is located in Vancouver, BC. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.