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Karol Wojtyla - the witness of the council
 
Bp. Karol Wojtyla in his apartment at the Polish College in Rome near Piazza Remuria 2A during the first session of the Second Vatican Council in autumn 1962.
 
Welcoming of Bp. K. Wojtyla, who arrived for the Council, at the Roman railway station, Tremini, on October 7, 1962.
 
Bp. K. Wojtyla with an African bishop at St. Peter's Square.
 
St. Peter's Square in Vatican. Bp. K. Wojtyla in conversation with, among others, Bp. Mazur from Siedlce.
 
St. Peter's Square. Bp. K. Wojtyla talking with a colleague from Africa.
 
 
 
 
St. Peter's Square. Bishops from the missionary Order of White Fathers.
 
Bp. K. Wojtyla accompanied by his auxiliary bishop Jan Pietraszka in the last days of October 1964.
 
After a session of the Council, Abp. K. Wojtyla is getting in Fr. Bogdan Szmelter's car at St. Peter's Square to return to his apartment near Piazza Remuria 2A.
 
St. Peter's Square. Bp. Jan Pietraszko from Cracow is going photojournalist. The camera he is using shows technical capabilities available to bishops from behind the Iron Curtain.
 
Abp. K. Wojtyla at St. Peter's Square (1963).
 
 
 
 
Abp. K. Wojtyla at St. Peter's Square after a session of the Council, probably in 1963.
 
Rome. Polish Church of St. Stanislaus in Rome (Via delle Botteghe Oscure). Mass for the late Abp. of Cracow, Eugeniusz Baziak, led by Stefan Wyszynski, the Primate of Poland.
 
Pope John XXIII entering St. Peter's Basilica during the first session of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.
 
Participation of Pope John XXIII in a session of the Second Vatican Council (1962).
 
Fragment of a conciliar ceremony with the participation of Pope John XXIII (1962).
 
 
 
 
Pope John XXIII presiding over the liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica during the first conciliar session in 1962.
 
Bishops, probably from the Order of White Fathers, at St. Peter's Square in Rome after a deliberation session of the Council in 1962.
 
Bp. K. Wojtyla in Terminillo on a day off from conciliar matters. Next to him: Fr. Alojzy Cader, diocesan priest from Cracow, lending his car to the bishop (1962).
 
Agrigento on Sicily. From the left: Fr. Alojzy Cader, Abp. K. Wojtyla, Fr. Tadeusz Pieronek (30 X 1964).
 
Agrigento, from the left: Bp. Bogdan Bejze from Lodz, Abp. K. Wojtyla, Bp. Jan Pietraszko from Cracow and Fr. A. Cader (30 X 1964).
 
 
 
 
Terminillo. From the left: Fr. A. Cader, Bp. K. Wojtyla (1962).
 
Segesta in Sicily. Abp. K. Wojtyla sitting in the amphitheater's auditorium.
 
Rome. Piazza Colonna.
 
Rome. St. Peter's Square. Bernini's Colonnade.
 
Rome. Obelisk in the St. Peter's Square.
 
 
 
 
St. Peter's Square. Bishops leaving St. Peter's Basilica.
 
St. Peter's Square. A group of cardinals participating in the Council.
 
St. Peter's Square. Bishops leaving St. Peter's Basilica after conciliar deliberations.
 
St. Peter's Square. Bishops leaving St. Peter's Basilica after conciliar deliberations.
 
St. Peter's Square. Ed. Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Fr. Michal Czajkowski.
 
 
 
 
St. Peter's Square. Ed. Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Fr. Michal Czajkowski.
 
View on St. Peter's Square after the passing of Pope John XXIII.
 
Car belonging to Kazimierz Papée, former ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Holy See and the later representative of the Polish government in exile to the Holy See.
 
St. Peter's Square. Next to the car stands Abp. Antoni Baraniak from Poznan; inside: auxiliary bishop Tadeusz Etter.
 
Pope Paul VI visiting one of the Roman churches.
 
 
 
 
Papal car. SCV no. 1.
 
St. Peter's Square after a conciliar session.
 
St. Peter's Square after a conciliar session.
 
St. Peter's Square. From the left: Pr. Bednarski, Dominican, Abp. K. Wojtyla and Bp. Herbert Bednorz from Katowice.
 
Rome. Tremini railway station. Abp. K. Wojtyla leaving for Poland by a train going from Rome to Moscow.
 
 
 
 
Bishops participating in a conciliar session are leaving St. Peter's Square by bus and heading for their places of residence in Rome.
 
Polish bishops coming home from St. Peter's Square after a conciliar session.
 
Photography by Bp. Tadeusz Pieronek
 
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