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Pope John Paul II
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Religious Figure
    (May 18, 1920-April 2, 2005)
    Born in Wadowice, Poland
    Birth name is Karol Wojtyla
    264th Pope (1978-2005)
    3rd longest reigning pope
    Appointed leader of over a billion Roman Catholics
    Died at 84 (April 2, 2005)
    Beatified (May 1, 2011); canonized (April 27, 2014)
    He believed in the religious dogma and refutes scientific knowledge.
    He believed in creation but accepted evolution.
    He was against pro choice and birth control.
    He fought gay rights.
    Sinead O'Connor ripped up his picture and said 'fight the real power' on 'Saturday Night Live' (1992).
    He said condoms are an 'ineffective' method of preventing the spread of AIDS and HIV (2001).
    His mom died when he was just nine.
    He was the first Pope to come from a Communist country (Poland).
    He apologized to Jews, Muslims and Greeks for atrocities done by the Catholic church in the last 2000 years.
    He wanted to be an actor, but during World War II, he helped Jews escape Nazis.
    He was against capital punishment.
    He was wounded in an assassination attempt (1981) but pardoned the Turkish gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca (1983).
    He was the most travelled pope.
    He was the first pope to visit a Synagogue and Lutheran Church (1983).
    He beatified Jewish-born converted nun, Edith Stein, a saint (1987).
    He became the third longest reigning pope behind St. Peter and Pius XI (March 14, 2004).
    He was the first pope to pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
    He had a tracheotomy (February 24, 2005).
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    In 2015, Out of 1620 Votes: 45.43% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1300 Votes: 59.77% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 421 Votes: 49.88% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 3106 Votes: 44.27% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 4209 Votes: 49.68% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 5380 Votes: 25.69% Annoying
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    In 2008, Out of 671 Votes: 32.04% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 313 Votes: 48.88% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 3103 Votes: 46.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 7622 Votes: 47.51% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 2532 Votes: 41.35% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2947 Votes: 43.06% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 67632 Votes: 83.62% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 42967 Votes: 43.71% Annoying
 
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