Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Did Pope John Paul II have Jewish ancestry?

Riazat Butt:

A MANCHESTER historian has claimed that Pope John Paul II was Jewish.

Yaakov Wise says his study into the the maternal ancestry of Karol Josez Wojtyla (John Paul II's real name) has revealed startling conclusions.

Mr Wise, a researcher in orthodox Jewish history and philosophy, said the late Pope's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all probably Jewish and came from a small town not far from Krakow.

The Pope was a priest and cardinal archbishop in the Polish city before his election to the papacy.

Mr Wise said: "According to orthodox Judaism, a person's Jewish identity is passed down through the maternal line. I saw a photograph of the Pope's mother and I showed it to people who didn't know who she was.

"They all said she looked Jewish. So I started doing more investigations about her background."

Although he believes the Pope's father was an ethnic Pole, he thinks that John Paul's mother Emilia Kaczorowski - Emily Katz in English - was Jewish and that she was the daughter of Feliks Kaczowski, a businessman from Biala-Bielsko in Poland. Katz is a common surname amongst East European Jewish families.

Emilia's mother, the Pope's grandmother, was Maria Anna Scholz. Scholz, or Schulze, is also a common surname among Jews, as is Rybicka, or Ryback, which is the surname of the Pope's great-grandmother Zuzanna.

All the names or their variations appear on gravestones in the old Biala Jewish cemetery, as does the surname of Felik's mother Urszula Maklinowska. Mr Wise said: "The Pope's ancestry has been researched by an American historian.

"But nobody has traced the family name through the Jewish community and, as Jewish historian, I have access to information that a non-Jewish historian wouldn't know about.

"I'm not making any firm conclusions, but what I'm saying is that there is a lot of circumstantial evidence to say that he was Jewish.

"The Pope's mother married out of the Jewish community to wed a Catholic. Her children were born and raised as Catholics and the Pope was baptised. It would shed light on why the Pope had to go into hiding from the Nazis in November 1940.

"If he had been a pure ethnic Pole this would not have been necessary.

"It would also explain why this Pope in particular felt a strong desire to improve relations between the Church of Rome and the Jewish people."

Was Pope John Paul II Jewish?

5 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this would explain a lot. Not only the Catholic Church bending over backwards for Christian-Jewish relations, but also the path down "tolerance" and debauchery that the Church condoned during his tenure.

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on his mother's birth certificate it was listed she was of "white Croat" ethnicity.

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Polish and I had never known how much the Jews hate us until I came to the USA. Now, to make our Pope a Jew is just terrible. Does everybody have to be Jewish? My grandmother's maiden name was Kaczorowska, and that is a very good Polish surname.

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally speaking I think it's a hoax, planted to win favor amongst the Jewish people. Dig further and go longer and I'll bet there's NO Jewish ancestry to be found anywhere in his blood line.

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whom it may concern:


I recently read an article stating that Pope John Paul  ll was Jewish.


I can confidently say that my entire family has always known that.


My grandfather, Max Grycz (from Poland),(Gritz in the US), was born in 1893. I was told that he was quite the womanizer.


The Pope was born in 1920. My grandfather was 27. 


I do not know when my grandfather came to the US.  He was one of 23 children, 17 of which "disappeared" in Nazi Germany.


A "story" that was in my family....that none of Max's grandchildren found out till they were adults, was that Max DID get someone pregnant back in Poland and that it turned out to be Pope John Paul ll.


As I stated, I was not told this story till I was an adult.

Now the interesting part...EVERY time the Pope was on TV, I would

excitedly look at him and I'd say

"GRANDPA"!!!!!   ALL I would get in return was...."Shhhh".


Is the Pope's DNA around? I'd gladly send MY blood in. I say he's my uncle.


I'm fairly certain I will not hear from anybody. I just wanted to share.



To whom it may concern:


I recently read an article stating that Pope John Paul  ll was Jewish.


I can confidently say that my entire family has always known that.


My grandfather, Max, was born in 1893. I was told that he was quite the womanizer.


The Pope was born in 1920. My grandfather was 27. 


I do not know when my grandfather came to the US.  He was one of 23 children, 17 of which "disappeared" in Nazi Germany.


A "story" that was in my family....that none of Max's grandchildren found out till they were adults, was that Max DID get someone pregnant back in Poland and that it turned out to be Pope John Paul ll.

As I stated, I was not told this story till I was an adult.

Now the interesting part...EVERY time the Pope was on TV, I would
excitedly look at him and I'd say
"GRANDPA"!!!!!   ALL I would get in return was...."Shhhh".

Is the Pope's DNA around? I'd gladly send MY blood in. I say he's my uncle.

I just wanted to share.


Thank you,

E









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