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John Paul II Hits the Big Screen

And Polish actor Piotr Adamczyk will never forget playing John Paul the Second.

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Benedict the XVI recently saw the made-for t.v. movie “Karol, A Man Who Became Pope” along with some 4,000 special guests in a Vatican auditorium. ;

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The two-and-a-half hour film depicts the life of Karol Wojtyla from the beginning of World War II and the Nazi invasion of Poland to his election as pope in 1978.

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The mini-series, which was made by Italian production company Tao Due, was shot on location in Poland and ; took 3 years to complete.

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The sequel to Karol is already in the works. It will follow the Pole through his pontificate and is expected to come out this fall. ;

“And I will be with you everyday until the end of my days.”