Did You Know?
* John Paul II has made 95 foreign apostolic trips, traveling a total of 928 days and 723,187 miles, over three times the distance to the moon.
* John Paul has delivered more than 3,000 speeches as Pope and during his trips he has spent more than 11 percent of his pontificate outside of Rome.
* He has written 13 encyclicals, canonized 452 Saints and held eight consistories naming a total of 201 cardinals.
* He has presided over 1,009 weekly general audiences in the presence of more than 16 million pilgrims.